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(Grades XI to XIV) 


Member of the "hlorth Central Association of 
Colleges and Secondary Schools 

Member of tfie American Association of Junior Colleges 

Member of the Association of "Horthem Baptist Educational Institutions 

Member of the American Council on Education 

The College reserves the right to make changes In curriculum, regulations and fee*. 



Published by Frances Shimer College in 

January, March, May, July, September, and November 

Entered October 1. 1911, at Mount Carroll. IIIInoi<), as st>«ond-cIass 
matter, ander the Act of July 18, 1894. 


In the list below are names and addresses of persons to whom in- 
quiries of various types should be sent. The post office is Mount CartoIL 

General Policy of the College 
Albin C. Bro, President 

Requests for Catalogs, Admission of Students 

Mrs. Thelma Hommedew, Admissions Secretary 

Inquiries concerning Residence Halls 
Virginia Weigel, Dean of Students 

Payment of College Bills 

J. A. Fetterolf, Assistant Treasurer 

Questions Relating to the Academic Work of Students 
L. Albert Wilson, Dean of the College 

Questions Relating to Social Regulations 
Virginia Weigcl, Dean of Students 

Scholarships, Employment, Loans 

Mrs. Thelma Hommedew, Admissions Secretary 

Requests for Transcripts of Records 

Mrs. Jean B. MacArthur, Registrar 



Calendar of the Academic Year 
Board of Trustees 
Faculty and Administration 
Education at Frances Shimer College 

History . 

Purpo«e and Aims of the Shimer Plan 

Characteristics of The Shimer Plan 


Requirements for Graduation 

Organization of The Shimer Plan 

Credits and Transfer 

Grading Syrtem 

Program Changes 
Courses of Instruction 

Natural Science and Mathematics 

Social Science 



Physical Education 

Creative Skills 
Student life 
Student Organizations 
Stiidmt Regulations 
Location and Equipment 
Student Service 
Keminions of Fees 
Scholarships and Awards 
Calendar of Major Events 
Alumnae Association 
R«g«t<r of Students 
General Ind^x 




























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*Suinmer School jujy 7 ^^ ^^^^ 22 

Ne^^' Students Arrive Sunday, September 12 

Placement Tests. Orientation and Registration . . September 1M7 

Old Students Arrive Wednesday. September H 

^i^rztion September 16-17 

Opening Convocation Sunday. September 19 

Claact Begin 8:10 a.m. Monday. September 20 

Thanksgiving Vacation Begins 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, November 24 
Thanksgiving Vacation Ends 8:10 a.m. . . Monday. November 29 
Christina* Vacation Begins 4:10 Friday. December 17 

Christmas Vacation Ends 8:10 a.m Monday. January 3 

First Semester Ends . PHday. January 28 

Second Semester Begins . ... Monday. January 31 

:ig Vacation Begins 4:10 p.m. . Thursday. April 14 

Spring Vacation Ends 8:10 a.m Monday. April 25 

Founders- Day Wednesday. May 11 

Annual May Fete Saturday. May 21 

Comprehensive Examinatiun* ikgui Monday. June 6 

Alumnae Day Saturday. June 1 1 

Baccalaureate Service Sunday. June 12 

N'mety-sixth Annual Commencement Sunday. June 1 2 


Plans arc being made for summer school during seven weeks of 
«« summer of 1948. These plans include resumption of the Summer 
i neater Project and provision for tutorial reading in several of the courses 
0* the coUege. Wnte to the Office of Admissions for more detailed 




Samuel James Campbell President 

John F. Moulds ...Vice-President 

Francis Weidman Treasurer 

J. Arthur Fetterolf Assistant 'Treasurer 

A. Beth Hostetter Secretary 


Term Expires, 1948 Term Expires. 1949 

John F. Moulds Chicago Samuel James Campbell 


WiLLL\M E. Goodman Chicago 
Ernest C. Colwell Chicago 
Nathaniel Miles Mount Carroll 
Zella Corbett Mount Carroll 

Mount Carrol! 
S. C. Campbell Mount Carroll 
William H. Jackson Chica^; 
EtxiAR B. Tolman. Jr. Chi 
Mrs. Charles R. Wal(;repn 

Term Expires. 1950 

J. H. Miles , Denver 

Aaron J. Bbumb.^^ Waahinjjton, D. C. 
Franqs Weidman Mount C.trroU 

Mrs. Charles S. CL.^RK ChuaRo 

W. A. McKnicht Aurora 


S. C. Campbell, 

Zella Corbett 
J. H. Miles 

Buildings and Grounds 
Nathaniel Miles, 

W. H. Jackson 
Mrs. C. R. Walgreen 


Ernest C. Colwell, 

A. J. Brumbaugh 

Edgar B. Tolman, Jr 

Piruince and Investment 

William E. Goodman. 

W. H. Jackson 

Francis Weidman 

Nathaniel Miles 

Resources and Development 

Mrs. C. R. Walgreen, 


W. A- McKnicht 
Mrs. Charles S. Clark 
Enr.AR B. Tolman, Jr. 




ALsrN Carl Bro, A.B., Litt.D., President, 1959. 

A.B.. KortMand Collesr. 1917; College of MUsloni and But]«r CoUnce, 1917.1919; 
Univenlty of Chicaco. 192&<1»27: UtUD.. KortlUaad Collesc. 1941. 

A. Beth Hostetter, Ph.D., Vice-President ; 

Chairman. Division of Fine Arts, Humanities, 1905; {Instructor 
1903'1904, i<>05'1906, 1910'i9n, 1916-1917, 1918-1925; 1926* 
mOi Actmg Dean, 1950' 193 1; Own, \9l\'\9'S 4- Registrar, 1934- 
1935; Acting President. 19^^ VnfK lO'^S-lO'^O; Dean. 1936-1938; 
Registrar. 1936-1944.) 

PltB., ira»»«»itr of ChWaco. 1907; Univeraitr of Chiraro, 1909-1910 and Sum- 
BMn. I9>9 aod ItZft; ktudy in I'arU. gumoMrr. 19)1: Grv^k DivUion. European 
BvBUiaar School llurrau of rnlvrnity Travrl, 1V2S ; Eurup«>an travrl. leZfi-lttZe; 
CafiiAeata d'aMlduitr from the i)arboonr. Paria. for four monthi' rraduata work 
in Latin Lan«nac« and LiUratura, lt»20: Columbia Univrnity, Summrri, 1911 
and 1937. 

L Albert Wilson, B.D., Dean of the College; Humanities, 1944. 

A.B.. UnWcralty of KrdUnd*. 19J«; B.D., BarkaUrjr BapU*t Divitiitx SrKoo), 1940: 
Uaivctaitr of Cbieajro. 194>-1944. 

Jean Brigham MacArthur, A.B., Registrar; French. 1946. 

AJ).. Laarrtaea CoUar«. ItU; Uniwralty of WiM'omin, Btnnmar. 19tt. 

ViRCLViA Weicel, S.M., Dean of Students. 1946: >latural Sciences. 

A.B.. Uahraraite of Illiaob. i*U: B 

r'rvltr of Mi«bican. 19U: Yoaanlto 
School of rWM Natural Hbtory. S<^ «Z9 : tJnivrraily of Mlcblcan. Sam- 

■Mr. 19S0. 19tt. 1»S<. 1943 : Unlvarail^ ul Miriiican Btolo«l<-aJ BUtion. Bomm' 

Ceorcana Abramsok. B.E., Physical Education, 1946. 

B.r. Waatcm tllinofa 8UU TMcbere ColWce. 1940; Colorado CoU«», 

Mayo Rolph Barrett, A.B., Humanitiet. 194^ 

A.B.. Mafiald Coll«c*. 1943; Unfv«'r«ltr <>f Cbi«aco. 19UI94C. 

Rocni BaIRETT. A.B . Humamties. 1947. 

AA. LiaflM Collaca. 19U: UaJtraraitjr of CMetco. 1943-1947. 

Ruby Baxter, A.M., Chairman. Division of T^aiural Science and Math' 
emetics, 1927. 

A.B.. MarMurmy Collaca. 1919; AM.. IJnUmity of IIUdoU. 1937; Ualvrnity of 
Okkam. BnauBan. ItU and 199»; O.lumbia Ualvartity. SoaiMni, 19tl 
1M7; MacMarray CoIW«a. 8amm«r, 1942. 



Betty Ann Bisdorf, A.B., Humdnities; Assistant in Testing Program. 

BJi., Univenity of low*. 1947. 

Dorothy A. Carter. A.B., Communications. 1947. 

A.B.. Miami VnWeT^tf, 1847. 

Betty June Collins, S.B., Physical Education. 1945. 

SB. E«»t Stroodibar* (P».) Temcheni Colics*. 1»44; ColumbU UnJv.rilty, Bum- 
men. 1944 trnd 194£. 

Jane M. Eby, Music M., Piano. 1941. 

S.B,. lowii state T«ch«rm ColIe«« 1937; MtMl« M. (In Publk School Utmk). 

Norlhwcstcrii Unlvcraity. 1»43. 

BXJMANA FiERRO, A.M., Spanish. 1946. 

D.E.. Pdtaloiii Teachpre ColU««, 19*1; Northw«lem Unlvwnity. 1941; A.M.. 
Unlvenity ol Chicsso. 1944. 

Elizabeth Graves, Music M,, Piano. 1946. 

BJI.. Sttmom Unlvinlty. IBS'J : M. M.. flyracuM Unirer-Ur r^42. 

Ruth Reynolds Mines, A.M.. Dietitian. 1944. 

AB Rockford Co1U-«e. 1920; IllIuoU SUU Normml Uolvcraitir. SmBBMr. IWO; 
A.M.', Unl»ei»ity of Mi»«ourJ, 1942 ; tJniveniity of Wbeoiuin, SoBuacr lt49. 

Mildred L. Jaynes, A.B., Director of Equitation. 1941; Physical Educa- 
tion. 1928. 

A B CarJeton Co»»««. 1924: Univ*riuty ot Minnn<iU. SumnMir, 1927; Pavky- 
Oukri'iniky Buwian Ballet School. SumOMr. Ut3: NorthwwUm Unlvvnitr. 
aumimrs. 1934 and 19.15. 

Blendon a. Kneale, Art, 1940. 

HInnMpoIb School of Art. Minneat 

of Art*. 1«0-Sl: RM««rch artUt a..- -.- -7^—, . 

art p ■ : Twhnl-craft Companjr. Inc.. litho«raph^r« ; I'roc««a I>»«Pl»T». Ib-;^. 

Baron Inc. Art In.tnKtor at Y.W.C.A., Milwaukw. WiaoOwlB. 19U-44. 

HInnMpoIb School of Art. Minneapolli. Mlnn«oU. 1927-31: Mlnri'-apolU t 
of Art*. 17iO-Sl: R«M«rrh artUt and eomiiMPrfial dnlcnar with Bust* C- 

Jacqueline Kramer, A.B., Drama. 1947. 

A.B., Uni»«nitty of MichlBao, 1948 ; Unlvaraitjr of MJchlcan. Sumacr. 1144, 1»4«. 

Bertha R. Leaman, Ph.D.. Chairman. Division of Social Science, 1943. 

A.B.. Goahen Coll«««. 1921; A.M., Un!»«rmlty of Chl<a««. 1924: Sorbonn*. Pari* 
and UntT«nitr of Qmobt*. 19S7>19M; Ph.D., Untvanitr of (%iea«o. 19U. 

William Nelson Lyons, Ph.D., Director of Religious Activities: Hty 
manities. 1946. 

A.B.. Sloax Falls CeI1«««. 19S« ; B.D., CoUcato Roeh«rt«r Dtrlaity S«liooL !•*•• 
PkJ>.. UnlTvnttr o( Chlcaco, 194S. 



Charles R. Manley, Jr., A.B., Social Sciences. 1947. 

A.B.. Unfidd College. 1S46; XJDlveivitjr of Chicago, 1947. 

D. El[>ridce McBride, A.M., Social Science, 1944. 

A.B.. University of Cbieaco, 1987: A.M.. Univcraity of ChlcAffo. 1943. 

ij.MLt M. McNett, A.m., Chairman. Division oj Applied Arts; SeC' 
retarial Studies, 1944. 

B. Bdoc. Whitewater 8Utc Tt««h«n Collect. lOSl ; A.M.. SUlc Univer»Ity of 
low. 19M. 

WiLLWM H 5Vr>FlPr n Instructor in Equitation. 1942. 
(JLADY8 GlLDEROY ScOTT, Voice. 1934. 

Goiidhall School of Muia«. I^fiA.n ; C)Mll«^t Vlc<| do Chant. P«rf»: Specia] coachlnB 
with Rand- ' :.rvk Datnnwrh, >:Ulvar Nrl»<>n. William 

8hak««p«ar> i*aJ cuntrmHu in Moody-Man rura Grand 

()tl«ra Compaiir ■n'-. iinarttair i(p«-ra i.onitMiny. 

\V/\RD E. SWLER. A.B . Biological Sciencet. 1947. 

A.B^TWridQ Celksv. llSt: Tarfclo Collar*. lfS»-l*40. 

Dorothy Trickky Swettinc, S.M.. Home Economics. 194' 

S.B.. Univrnlty of Wiaconvin. 1*20; S.M., Univrraity of WUcoriHn. li>38. 

Edna Thoreen, A.M., French. 1925. 

A.B.. Lombard Collr«r. l»ll: AM.. (Jntvt-nlty of Illi&oU. I»U: MrCill Unlvrr- 

•ity. Summer. I9t3 : t.,.,.,.,.. ,.# i -. „f |, y^y^r-i 
19U; Uslwraity of r. 1»2»: 

ltl«. l»l». I»tl. 19.. : •?!, Snao' 

4a Uii*. BouViTM-Sur-Mar. Kranca. 8«nnB«r. 1M7. 

W*.. f ^ i '. f L 



M.'ju.s.'. i JH\,M1.K1LL. M.S., Communicaiions. 1947, 

B.E.. SoatlMrB UlinoU Normal Univvnitr: 1»M, MS. Vnirmnltr at UUaola. i<'<'> 

Paul H. UnZICKER, BE., Physical Sciences. 1947. 
MM., UUmett But* Nom*! Unlveraity. 19}7. 

Helen Stewart Wilson, A.B., Communications t'^-*^ 

A.B.. Ublvwraltjr ot lUdUadk. 1»U. 

CUPPOUD P. WoLPSEHR, AM., JIumanities. 1947. 

AJI^ UutM Coltat*. IMS: A.M.. Waihinctoa SUU CoU««r. 1B47. 

Rkjina Lewb Yoa«T, S.B., Uhrarian. 1947. 

A.R.. Tataa Chrktlan Ualvaraltjr, I94t tS B.. CoiamMa Ualvvraltr. 1944. 




General Stafj 

Albin Carl Bro President 

A. Beth Hostetter Vjce-President 

L. Albert Wilson . - ■^~ - ^"" »/ ^^^ College 

Mrs. Jean B. MacArthur Registrar 

William Nelson Lyons Director of Religious Activities 

Mrs. Regina Yoast , ~- ■--- Lihrarian 

]. Arthur FetteroLP Asssttant Treasurer 

Mrs. Ruth Hines Dietitian 

Mrs. Amy Bahwell . Director o/ Student Health Service 

Mrs. Edna B. Gifford Office Manager 

Mrs. Thelma Hqmmedew Admissions Secretary 

MONA E. ROBISON ^ - - -••- • Assistant in Infirmary 

Mrs. Maxine Smith P»^'if Relations Ogice 

Mrs. Ruth Seitner Assistant to Admissions Secretary 

Mrs. Mildred Packard — . — Cashier 

S. W. Alden - Bool^store Manager 

Mrs. Lillian Patton '■ W"^ Housekeeper 

Hugh Wilson ..Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds 

Student Personnel Staff 

___ Dean of Students 

Secretary to Dean of Students 

. „ Counselor of West Hall 

CouTiseloT of Hathaway Hali 

... Counselor of Bennett Hall 

Mrs. Jenn Baichly Counselor of McKee Hall and Dining Room Hostess 

Mrs. Edna King Manager of the Grill 

ViRCiNU Weigel , 

Frances Roske 

Mrs. Glen H. Stowe — 
Mrs. Elsie Carmichael. 
Mrs. Helen Krieger. 

StdTiding Committees of the Faculty, 1946'1947 

Administrative — President Bro, Dean Wilson, Dean Weigel, Mrs. MacArthur, 
Mr. Fetterolf. 

Educational Policies Committee — Dean Wilson, Mrs. MacArthur, Miss Baxter, 
Miss Hostetter, Miss Leaman, Miss McNett. 

Artist Series — Mr. Barrett, Mrs. Barrett, Miss Graves, Mr. Kncalc. 

Lecture Series — Dean Wilson. Miss Kramer, Miss McNett. Mr. Sislcr. 

Library — ^Mrs. Yoast, Miss Graves, Miss Hostetter, Miss Leaman, Mrs. Manlcy, 
Dean Wilson. 

The President is a member ex officio of all committees. 



College Representatives 


Director of Admissions 

6232 North wood Avenue 

St. Louis, Missouri 

Mrs. Fred L. Bendt 

North Shore 

Clear Lake, Iowa 

Mrs. Lelia Wright 
111 W, Washington St., Conway Bldg. 
Room 1*760 
Chicago, Illinois 

Mrs. John J. Lifsey 

19357 Murray Hill 

Detroit 19. Michigan 

Chicago Oficr, Conway Building, 111 W. Washington. Room 1760 

Telephone State 9898 


Blendon Kneale, Chmrman 

A. Beth Hostetter 
Ileen B. Campbell 
Armella Kneale 
Augusta Stenquist 

Ida Chambers 
Elizabeth Moeller 
Doris Sampson 
Gloria LaSota 


The late Mrs. Susan E. Rosenberger, with her husband, Jesse L. 
Rosenberger, of Chicago, endowed the "Susan C. Colver Lectures" in 
honor of Mrs. Rosenberger's mother by giving certain securities to the 
College. The lecture for 1946-1947 was given by Hubert Liang. 



Ninety-five years ago, when American education was still designed pri' 
manly for men, Frances Ann Wood received a call to establish a school 
in the modest'sized Illinois community of Moimt Carroll. With Miss 
Cinderella Gregory she left her home in New York State and on May 1 1, 
1853, the two young pioneers in the education of women opened the 
Mount Carroll Seminary. 

Frances Wood, later Mrs. Frances Wood Shimer, administered the 
Seminary herself for forty-three years, Miss Gregory having resigned in 
1870. In 1896, by her own wish, Mrs. Shimer transferred control to a 
self- perpetuating Board of Trustees of fifteen members representing the 
University of Chicago, the alumnae of the Seminary, and the citizens of 
Mount Carroll. Ten members of the Board of Trustees are members of 
Baptist churches. 

The chartered name of the institution became The Frances Shimer 
Academy of the University of Chicago. Friendly relationship with the 
University implied by this name, as well as the representation of the 
University on the Board of Trustees, remains to the present day. 

That the Academy did receive unusual representation from the Uni- 
versity during this early period may be judged from the names of mem- 
bers of its first Board of Trustees, which included such leading educa- 
tional figures as William Rainey Harper, Thomas W. Goodspced, Henry 
A. Rust, Alonio K. Parker, Frank J. Miller, and La than A. Crandall. 
In the years that followed, progressive educational policies were inaugu- 
rated. These years were, in a sense, the critical, formative years in the 
college's growth, and its successful emergence from them points to the 
quality of its leadership. 

In these years also the college began rebuilding on a much larger scale. 
The original Seminary buildings having burned in 1906, the present 
quadrangle was laid out, providing ample room for building expansion. 

The institution was one of the first to undertake the junior college 
plan, and graduated its first junior college class as early as 1909, long 
before the junior college had won the popular acceptance which it has 
now. In 1931, the trustees approved the idea of making the four-year 
junior college the chief unit of academic organization. 

Upon the retirement of Mrs. Shimer, WilUam Parker McKee of 
Minneapolis was called to be president. During his thirty-three year 



administration, the present complete plant was built and most of the 
equipment acquired He was President Emeritus from 1930 until his 
death in 1933 Floyd Cleveland Wilcox, who became president upon 
Dr. McKces retirement, retired in 1935. During his administration the 
college made many advances in educational policv. In 1936, Raymond B 
S 111' beca"^%P;esident and served most ably until he resigned because 
of ill health in February, 1938. In the interim between Dr. Wilcox's and 
Dr. Culvers incumbency and again during the year bet^veen Dr Cul- 
vers death and Mr. Bros appointment, A. Beth Hostetter, formerly 
tif ^"^ "°^ vice-president, acted as president. In the fall of 1939 
^f Chica o Pr^""^ '"^ presidency' from his work with the Universit^ 


The curriculum of Frances Shimer College has been under study and 
revision for several years In 1931 the Board of Trustees made the four 
year junior college the basic unit of academic instruction. In 1944 a 
thorough study of the college was made by Dr. John Dale Russell and 
hjs associates from the Department of Education of the University of 
Chicago Later that year the faculty and adminisration revised the state- 
ment of aims and purposes of the college. After this statement was 
accepted by the Board of Trustees, the faculty was re-organized and 
the process of revising the curricuium to carry out the stated purposes 
was begin. The program of The Shimer Plan was inaugurated in 
beptcmber, 1947. 


The purpose of general education is to develop the ahiUty to identify 
basic values which guide the individual in jnaking decisions and to culti- 
vate concrete experiences which augment the meaning of those values. 

The specific aims of education at Frances Shimer College can be 
stated in terms of developing the qualities and skills inherent in the 
general purpose: 

1. Enough knowledge about the nature of men and women 

V- ^^^^ ^^^^^ relationships to discover the principles 
which must order all human enterprises. 

2. Sufficient information about the natural world to know 
how it can sustain and serve human life. 

3. Understanding and appreciation of the achievements of 


men as expressed in literature, art, music, philosophy and 

4. Competence in the expression of thoughts and feelings 
through use of the English language and through an 
artistic medium. 

y. Skill in analytical thinking and critical evaluation of con- 

6. Ability to think creatively, to put together ideas and 
thoughts in new ways. 

7. Ample health so as to be sensitive and responsive to one's 

8. Purposeful planning of vocational and home life. 

9. Positive and constructive participation in the democratic 
ordering of group life through responsible support of con- 
structive activities and by leadership in areas of competence. 

10. Understanding of and commitment to the basic principles 
of religious living as found in the HebreW'Christian tra- 

U. Personal integrity and active good-will toward all indi- 

12. Emotional maturity, poise and self -control. 

From the foregoing statement of specific aims, it is apparent that 
Frances Shimer Q>llege believes that the purpose of general education is 
something more important than a satisfactorily adjusted life or the acqui- 
sition of knowledge. Life can be adjusted on very unw/orthy levels, and 
facts are tools to be used, not ends to be served. 

The quahty of life depends upon the ability of men and women to 
discover how the values are created which support life and give it 
excellence. The most important and perplexing problems young women 
face in their world are those of the identification of values and the fos- 
tering of their growth. Conversely, they must know how to recc^nize 
those practices and habits which destroy values or obstruct their growth. 
If our young women cannot do this they and their world will perish 

Values develop in the life of a young woman when she becomes 
keenly aware of the thoughts and feelings of others and uses them to 
enlarge her own understanding; when her knowledge of the world ex- 
pands and she feels a growing consciousness of the ties which relate her 
to other people. The development of values will be blocked by inability 
to communicate with others to get their ideas, thoughts and feelings 
through conversation and reading. This growth cannot take place when 
there is ignorance or when personal pride erects barriers among men and 
women. Education at Frances Shimer College is designed to eliminate 
those obstructions to the growth of its students and to provide positive 
conditions for the increase of values in their lives. 





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specific facts or events General ,Tr.!- '^ " concerned with 

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be undertaken until the student hasb^en nren^rj?!? l"""^ T"". "°' 


fact of psychology that an mdiviS ?iSSSXnlV in^th^S 
within his range of e;cperience. Since it is precisely the funcuW eeTS 

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fie pnvuege ot rapid advancement m some areas and the ODoortunitv 
of more thorough study in other fields. opportunity 


The Shimer Plan brings together the "curricuiar" and "extra-curricu' 

~ Trf^^'^T ^^^""- ^H ^°"^ ^°"^-^ ^'hich make u^aTudy 
program are equivalent to sixteen hours of credit in traditional terms 



Each student participates in a graded program of physica education and 
SDorts Furthcroiorc each student must develop creative skills in art, music, 
dramatics or the activities of home or business The Shimcr Plan includes 
such functional cxpericncess as essential elements of the students 


Application for admission is made on a special application form which 
is sent upon request. The application for a resident student is officially 
recorded only when accompanied by a registration fee of twenty dollars 
for reservation of a room. 

Students will be admitted to full freshman standing (eleventh grade) 
upon presentation of seven acceptable units completed in a high school 
accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary 
Schools or by other recognised standardising agencies. These seven units 
should include two units in English, one in Algebra and one in Geometry. 

A candidate for admission must also demonstrate ability by making a 
satisfactory score on certain aptitude and achievement tests and furnish 
evidence of good moral character and honorable dismissal from the school 
last attended. 

Advanced standing for students who have progressed beyond the elev- 
enth grade and for those who have been graduated from a high school 
is determined by placement examinations. If a high school graduate has 
made satisfactory grades in courses wisely chosen she may be able to 
pass seven or eight placement examinations and complete preparation for 
the remaining requirements in two years. 

For graduation a student must 

1. Pass twelve comprehensive or placement examinations, four in 
each of the panels of science, social science and humanities. 

2. Demonstrate a proficient vtm of the skills of communication: 
reading, writing, speaking and listening. 

3. Pass a comprehensive examination in each of two courses elected 
from foreign language, mathematics, laboratory science, and 
creative writing. 

4. Present satisfactory work in four units of creative skills. 

5. Present satisfactory work in four units of physical education. 

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Since the purpose of a given course is preparation for the compre- 
hensive examination, the academic unit of instruction in the content 
fields is a "course " not a "semester-hour." In the creative skills the work 
is organized in "units." This recognizes the fact that the time spent in the 
classroom is not the measure but one of the means of achievement. 

Courses offered to prepare the student for the comprehensive examina- 
tions meet four times each week for fifty minutes. Time devoted to the 
development of creative skills is approximately four periods each week. 

In the creative skills a full account of the level of achievement is pre- 
sented to any institution to which a student may wish to transfer. Credit 
in these fields can then be established by that institution according to the 
achievement of the individual student. This affords an opportunity for 
the good student to qualify for more credit than would be possible if 
a rigid semester-hour system of credit transfer were employed. This is 
the procedure now followed by the best schools of music and art. Students 
transferring at the end of the twelfth grade may receive a high school 
diploma if desired. All requirements for high school graduation will have 
been satisfied. 


Students and parents are advised of progress being made three times 
during the year and are informed of the level of achievement at the end 
of the year. The letters A to E are symbols used to indicate the degree 
of proficiency demonstrated in any subject and may be interpreted as 
follows ; 

A— Superior C— Average 

B — ^Above average D — Below average 

E — ^Failure 


Permission to change a program will be granted during the first two 
weeks of the entering semester. Only reasons of an educational character 
will be considered. After that time no change will be granted except for 
definite reasons of physical and mental health. 



The purpose of the study of naUiral science and mathematics is to cul- 
tivate skill in and the habit of scientific thinking through consideration 
of the nature of scientific knowledge, the way in which it was discovered 
and the method of thought involved in its application to problems. The 
courses are designed to develop the ability to comprehend and critically 
evaluate statements which involve the subject matter of science and 
which use the concepts and the language of the sciences. Knowledge of 
some accepted solutions of problems posed by space and quantity, the 
physical world and living organisms is an important part of the courses. 
Mathematics, although it has its own discipline in its more advanced 
forms, is considered in general education to be the language of the 

The Fundamentals of Mathematics is required for all students who 
enter as freshmen and who have had plane geometry. If the work in 
geometry has not been completed, a student must enroll in plane geometry 
as a prerequisite for the four courses of this panel of study. The course in 
college algebra and trigonometry may be elected by sophomores, juniors 
and seniors- General physical science is required for all sophomores and 
general biological science is required for all juniors. General chemistry 
or general zoology is required for all seniors, 

0— Plane Geometry 

The purpose of instruction in plane geometry is to teach the processes 
of analytical thinking. The subject matter consists of straight hne figures, 
parallels, perpendiculars and circles. Many problems are selected from 
life situations. 

1— Fundamentals of Mathematics 

This course falls into four parts: logic, algebra, geometry and coordi' 
nate geometry. The first part involves the study of words and sentences 
and of the principles and rules by which one judges the validity of argu' 
ments. The second part involves a study of the real number system, of 
variables and functions. Parts three and four consist of a review of plane 
geometry, the fundamental ideas of space geometry and functional rela' 
tions in the study of plane curves and angles. 



2— CoLLRor. Algkhra and Twconomrtrv 

Tlxe first semestier study of college :ilj:(ebra involve« the Study of vari- 
ables, functions and the theory of equations. Some of the topka includioj 
arc the binotni;t! theorem, lot^arithms, progri-titiions, pnjbability and ihft 
malhcmatice of investment. 

The second semester involves the study of trigoaomctric functiona. 
anglcji, reductive formulaa, fundamental identitiee, radian measure, equa- 
tions and tlie solution of trianjiies. 



A Study of the fundamental principles of chemistry and physioi ptf 
sented separately. Tlie emphasis is upm the scientific metluxj. Tlii* ap- 
proach to knowledge in the field of science is developed by the study 
of problems in tlve laboratory. One part of the wf>rk involves the study 
of some original papers in which the fundamental principles and tlieoneii 
vyere first developed. 

2— General Biowxjy 

The purposes of general biology are tty improve the ability of the stu- 
dent to think scitntifically, to develop a picture of the content and ma- 
chinery of the organic world and to provide information which will ua- 
prove the ability to adjust effectively to the conditions in which one lives, 


The funamental laws of chemical action and modern theories about 
chemical phenomena are studied in the class room and lalxiratory, Thla 
course includes introductory qualitative analysis. 

^--General Zocjuxjv 

This course, through readings, lecture and lalxiratory experiences, 
acquaints the student with animal life. The principles of VX)logy are 
presented m the student may understand man's place in nature and hi< 
relationship t») other forms of anima! life. 




The «Kiai science* proposes u> hUidy tlje interrelatiomships, mtefdc 
j).-ncJeacie«, and interaction of varioua groups of individuals. These rela- 
tifjfifihips and interactions express themsclvea in men's search for a Jiving, 
in their participation in group organisation and in iheir development of 
patterns ol Ix-havior in the pjist and in t!m futtire. 

It IB the aim of the social sciences to provoke, inquiry atwut contempor- 
ary wciety, to devi^lop an understanding of the basic values in society, and 
U) acquire a mastery of the Uk>Is of critical analysis. Thia purpose resolves 
itself into a desire to create civic compcU-nce, that is. to conirihute U)ward 
the creation of a citizenry capahhr uf making intelligu-nt judgment.'? based 
on a>nsciously accepted social values. It is Ixilicved that out oi lUcm will 
come effective civic action. 

One ri^quired amrm- is offered in the social sciences for each of tlie four 
years of tlie college. Tl)e first cjf these consists of a social'Scientific analyeia 
of the family, iu purpostt king Ut demonstrate tlie in tcr-dependeno: of 
the various social sciences upon each other through a critical analysis of 
ihc family in the post-war Uinted Stateit. Special attention is given U) tlie 
dcvelopmetit of the student's ability to select and apply with skill tlie 
various scientific techniques employed in the hiudy of social phenomena. 

The general aim of the second year cours<: is u> help the htudent to 
acquire an understanding of tl»e hist^jrical development of conutmporary 
American society, Uj prepare for further study of ajntemporary society 
and to develop skills with which to deal inielligrjitly vwitJi rmxlern stx'ial 
problems. The third year Uiuise c<:nters U[>on an examination of the prob- 
lem of the freedom of the individual. The problem or dilemma is that of 
k>w so to restrict individual freedoms in stmie areas suffitiently U) give 
democracy meaning, without t^i limiting those {u-fdotitu m otJ»er areas 
as U) make the term meajiingleiis. The purpose of the fourth ajurse is to 
develop a scientific methtxi of examiiung the cc*ntempt;rary valuationaJ 
crisis in political and «K:io-economic problems. The rai>id technrdogical 
and economic changes of this century have unleaished forces wliich have 
treated problems of such a scale as to demand a reconstruction of ethical 
principles, sanctions and controls. 

1— A S(x:iAL AND Sf;ii'.Njri'jr: Analysis iw thk Family 

This ajurse, first, intnxJucea the student to the problems involved in 
any type of scientific research, Tlie student becomes acquainted with 
science as a descriptive skill. An intensive ajmparison will Ijc made of 
tlie various branches of researcli in the social sciences. The second section 
of the ajurse addresses itself to the structure and function of the family, 
particularly in the post-war United .States. The final phas*: of the o/urse 
focuses its attention on the relationsliip of the individual to the family 
as a basic unit or orientation. 



2_United States History r ,i , . 

This course consists fundamentally of a study of some of the base 
idl nece^% for an understanding of the devebping culture of the 
Am^ncanTe^ple. These ideas are considered in the context of a senes 
^f m^o^^^^^^^ faced by Americans in the course of the development 
of S eLnomic, political and social instituuons from the beginning of 
the seventeenth century to the present. 

3_The Rise of Modern Liberalism 

' The work of this course is both descriptive and analytical It opens by 
^.Wntiating between ideal democracy and democracy as it is practiced 
fSeCeSLh century. Against the background of this contemporary 
Suatiorthe institutions of western Europe are analysed for the purpo^ 
of dSe^'ning the degree and type of freedom they afforded the mdivid- 
ll S^M torical periods to which this institutional analysis is applied 
are of the Mediaeval Age. the Renaissance, the absolute monarchy^ the 
modem age and the contemporary period. The course closes with an 
StensTve Ldy of current poUtico^socio-economic theones and practices. 
¥ie rTadings consist largely of selected matenals from prmiary sources. 

4-Analysis and Evaluation of Social Movements 

The first section of this course deals with the nature of the valuatioia 
crilislflks to acquaint the student with he ba^c economic pditica 
^f^oaaltrends wHch have been apparent since the opening of World 

WarL ,. ^ , 

The second section is concerned with an understanding of group be- 
have S the relationship of the individual to the g7P_If P^P^^ 
is to discover why individuals behave in groups as they do^ This become^ 
^e key Consideration in the search for the factors which have created 
Se moral criS in society and the basic of evaluating proposed program^ 
of aSbn The third section is an analysis of some general social problem 
and certain proposed programs. These are drawn from the areas of the 
school, church, industry and the United Nations. 



Humanities is an integrated, generic study of the a^Weyments of m«i 
as expressed in literature, art. music, philosophy ^^^'f^l^^jfj^^ 
pose of Humanities is neither antiquarian concern ^^ 1\^^^°"^^^ f^'^f!! 
no? preoccupation with details of a body of knowledge, ""portant a^ 
SL are, but the development of significant thinking concerning the 
significant achievements of the mind and spirit of man. 

COURSES OP iHS'^P^^orioJi 


All great literature and art is woven about certain inescapable questions 
which face each individual as new problems, such as the nature Mid 
destiny of man; the quest for the good, the beautiful, the true and the 
just; and the identification of sustaining values. Systematic answers 
to such questions are the material of philosophy and religion. 

Appreciative understanding, critical evaluation and personal orienta' 
tion are the primary purposes of the study of Humanities. These are 
accomplished by acquainting the student with a variety of artistic, Ht- 
erary, philosophic and religious masterpieces from several cultures and 
national backgrounds; by stimulating the student to personally evaluate 
each work studied and by leading the student to the discovery of stable 
and positive values in an unsuble and faltering world. 

The material of each course is organized historically to facilitate the 
student's grasp of the development of meaning and form. The classes 
are conducted as seminars to provoke thoughtful discussion and effective 
communication of ideas. 

1_Introduction to Western Culture 

The purpose of this course is to acquaint each student with the most 
important periods in the development of Western Civilization. This is 
accomplished through a reading of historical literature selected from the 
Hebrew Scriptures, Greek, Roman, Mediaeval and Early Modem his' 
torians and representative masterpieces of art and music. 

2_-TypES OF World Literature 

The literary achievements of men are studied at this level of work in 
Humaniries. Particular emphasis is placed upon an appreciation and 
understanding of the various types of literature such as drama, poetry, 
essay and novel. 

3— Critical Analysis of Literature, Art and Music 

Selections from the great books of literature and the great masterpieces 
of art and music are chosen for critical analysis and evaluation m this 
course. The student is acquainted with the important principles of cnU- 
cism and encouraged to develop her own ability to evaluate the literary 
and artistic expressions of various cultures. 

4— Critical Analysis of Philosophy and Religion 

Readings from the Oriental, Hebrew and Christian religions and from 
the Greek. Mediaeval and Modem philosophers are selected for this fcnal 
course. By a discussion of the readings in seminar fashion the student 
learns the techniques of evaluation, comparison and communication which 
will prepare her to think significantly about what is significant. 



The study of a foreign language has a place in general education as 
an instrument which the student can use for becoming more thoroughly 
acquainted with the literature of another language. It is highly desirable 
that such skills be developed at this time when the citizens of different 
nations must become better acquainted with each other. 

The purpose of the study of foreign language in The Shimer Plan 
is that of de\'eloping rapid and accurate reading skills. It should be stated 
that languages are not taught as an obUque method of teaching English 
grammar. Furthermore, because a very small group of the students study- 
ing a language will ever use it in conversational form, no attempt is made 
in course study to develop speaking skills in the language. It is believed 
that more adequate reading skills will provide the best foundation for any 
other purpose for which the language may be used. Students interested 
in developing conversational skills are encouraged and assisted by the 
instructors in the organization of tables or cluhs using the various 

Two courses may be offered for graduation as electives. A student may 
satisfy this requirement by placement examination in the language if 
previous study has provided adequate preparation. If the student elects 
language study she is placed at the appropriate level by placement 

1 — ^French, German, or Spanish 

Elementary reading provides the material for language study at this 
level from which the grammatical structure of the language is inductively 

2 — French, German, Latin, or Spanish 

Intermediate reading skills are developed through a study of plays, 
stories, novels and short articles in the language. 

S^French, German, Latin, or Spanish 

Advanced reading is undertaken in the important literature of the 



All educational experience depends upon the ability of the student to 
read, write, hsten and speak. Apart from this communication of thoughts 
and feelings there is Uttle education that is possible. 

Of even greater importance is the fact that data and events will remain 
useless information unless the individual is able to surround them with 



meaning which can be acquired only through communication with other 
individuals; authors, teachers, critics and fellow students. Since the dis- 
criminating choice of values rests upon the critical ability to discern the 
meaning of facts or events it becomes a matter of utmost importance that 
each person be equipped with the skills necessary for the growth of mean- 
ing. Only through a study of words, (semantics) their usage, (grammar) 
and their effective use in sentences and paragraphs, (writing and speak' 
ing) can such skills be developed. 

It is the aim of the Communications Panel to provide a graded series 
of experiences in reading, writing, listening and speaking which will make 
possible progressive achievement in these fields. Each student is tested 
comprehensively in these skills upon admission and placed in appropriate 
course levels regardless of the number of years previously spent in school. 
Not only is there a gradation in course levels but within the sections of 
a given course. 

In order to meet the requirement for graduation each student must 
demonstrate proficiency in the skills of communication through satisfac 
tory scores on diagnostic tests and through written papers. The level at 
which this will be attained is approximately that expected at the end 
of the third course. 

1 — Functional Grammar 

Students found to be deficient in grammar are taught the fundamentals 
of grammatic usage, spelling, vocabulary, elementary writing, and speak- 
ing in preparation for succeeding courses. 

2 — Exposition and Speech 

Emphasis in this course is placed on the mechanics of expression in 
conversation, exposition, letter-writing, and panel discussions. 


At this level of study, the student is acquainted with all the forms of 
composition and speech. Emphasis is placed upon originality of work. 

4 — Creative Writing 

This advanced, elective course is for the student who is interested in 
continuing in the writing field of exposition, journalism, short-story, skits, 
and poetry. 




1 f «K,..irAl education aims to establish sound health 
. K« rtlpngth"udnt Income more efficient physically. It .l«o 
habits, thus he pmg tne fundamental skills in recreational 

,eeks to X^Xu not oX be satisfying during college years but also 
activities that J 11 "°; °"'; 11 leisure time; to promote social devel- 
""" ^tlXeate hgh deafof^^^ co-operation, and to provide ade- 
qSfindS remedial and corrective activities as Hidicated by the 
medical examination. 

Requirements for All Students 

A ■ • ^ ^f thrpe neriods per week, or equivalent, is required of 

A ^^'^}^.''^ ZdL!rznd L^ periods per week of all upper dm- 

^11 lower division ^'^^^^^^^^^^^ physical education except on 

excu^ wiU have to take physical education theory. 


The activities of the department, in keeping with the objectives 
stated above, may be grouped as follows: 


rZ^me in rhythmic response; the development of skills in 
^rndLS^tal Vhythms and of the basic and authentic ^ 
characteristic of the various forms of dancing; emphasis 
pStTp™ folk, old-time and accepted social dances. 

2. Individual work . j-^-„„„ 

Corrective work for postural and nutntional conditions. 

3. Swimming , . . . ^ __j 

Elementary, intermediate, and advanced .^mimmg, and 


'' ^Tchery. badminton, golf, horseback riding, tennis, ^^le tenr^ 
Softball, basketbaU, volleyball, soccer, speed ball, and hockey. 

5. Individual activities . 

Ice skating, skiiiig, tobogganing, hiking, and week-end tnps- 



Inter-class and interscholastic competitive athletics are sponsored by 
the athletic association in cooperation with the physical education de' 

Upon entrance each student presents, on blanks furnished by the col' 
lege, a medical examination and vaccination certificate from her own 
physician, and a record of her health history. The choice of an activity 
IS determined by the findings of this examination. 

The required uniform for all classes may be purchased in the college 


The equipment of the department consists of a beautiful gymnasium, 
a sv.imming pool, a hockey field, three tennis courts, a nine-hole golf 
course, and riding stables. 

Glengarry Farm Stables 

Instruction in horseback riding is given at the Glengarry Farm 
Stables with facilities that are quite ideal. There are 240 acres of rolling 
countryside, numerous riding trails and a large riding ring, the scene of 
the annual horse show. 

Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Campbell, owners of Argyll Stables, have gener' 
ously extended the use of Glengarry Horse Farm and all its advantages 
to Frances Shimer. The main building, over 100 feet long, was designed 
in the colonial style to match the buildings of the campus. There are 
stalls for twenty-two horses and a large central exercise space. The build' 
ing also contains an apartment for the trainer, the director's office, a 
beautiful lounge and rest room. 

The Stables are operated as an institution entirely distinct from the 
college. The director is Miss Mildred Jaynes, who for thirteen years was 
director of physical education on the campus. All arrangements for 
courses are made with the director and all fees for riding are paid to her. 
Full credit in the physical education department is given for all instruc' 
tion in equitation. Students are transported to and from the Farm in 
a station wagon. 

The instructor of equitation, W. H. Scofield, has earned for himself 
a reputation as a skilled rider and teacher. 

The fees for riding are $100 per semester. 

There is also a course in stable management given to advanced riding 
students. Upon satisfactory completion of this course a certificate is 
awarded wHch qualifies students to teach in summer camps. 




TH. Fine Arts Panel includes the Graphic and Plastic Arts Music 

The Fine ^^ \f " i^^n.^ to develop a general understanding 

"?^?rart?aloTg with increasing performing skill, continuing 

of these arts .^°"1 J;, . o^sed through participation in plays, 

glee clubs ^1^^^ '^i^^^ emotional and intellectual discipline. 

rtlUX prr^nX^^^^^ -d finally as an avocation. 

T ,,-,r,ifukr the craphic and plastic arts serve to prepare the student 
to maKlw ^reTtive contributions to contemporary art and hfe^ 
rt£ S contrihut.o„ l.^ an a^ 
^T^'^^r^:^ r r roTt^e insifTent need for art in ever.. 

day life. 

TK. music courses are designed to meet the general needs of the 
LTmdent pScipation in recitals is encouraged as an aid to poiy. 

Fnvate *^";/; ,^J^ , nroficiency. Choral and ensemble classes demand 

itScrs^p Id ^^^^^^^^^ o^ g--p -ti-^- '^i^^ ^"^^^' 

musiciansmp ana ^ t- beginners in all music depart- 

to the department at the time of registration. 

The courses in drama are planned to develop poise in public and to 

^rp d'ctSrdurm^ the year. Not only m ^^^"8 -^^^^^ ^^^ 

ment' but in design, costume, music and ^5^^ deDartmen^^^^^^^^ 
practice in relating her art to an artistic whole. All departments 
college cO'Operate in producing a play. 

Graphic and Plastic Arts 

The work in art is designed to provide °PP<'^^y,^°^. [JL^^'IuS 
of the true meaning of creative art experiences and t« fum^h funda 

mental preparation for professional ^"^ T^P^^'^^/.^X^ afe S- 
ment t4 are given at the beginning of the year and students are en 
rolled in the courses that best meet their needs. 



Art expression is emphasized in school activities. The Dickerson Art 
Gallery plays an important role in the hfe of the college. Students have 
unlimited opportunity to study its permanent works of art. The Carnegie 
Art Set of 900 reproductions and 130 volumes on art and related subjects 
is housed in the gallery. 

All art classes meet two two'hour studio periods per week, both 

1 — Applied Design (Introduction to Art) 

A study of the basic fundamentals of art, designed to stimulate the 
imagination of the beginning student and to develop original ideas. The 
student is introduced to the principles of design as applied to block' 
printing, metal work, jewelry design, pottery-making, clay-modeling and 
elementary color study. 

2— Drawing and Composition 

The emphasis in this course is upon good draftsmanship and structural 
drawing employing the pencil, charcoal and crayon as mediums. Line, 
form and mass are studied in compositional arrangement affording the 
student general interest in and appreciation of art as well as building a 
sound background for future specialized vocational study. Prerequisite: 
Art 1. 

3— Design and Commercial Art 

The detailed study of design as it applies to all art forms affords valu' 
able experience in selecting home furnishings as well as developing the 
originality of the student. Advertising layout, lettering, fashion illustra- 
tion and design are stressed, thus providing foundational skills for com' 
mercial art. Prerequisite: Art 2. 

4 — ^Painting 

This course provides advanced study in painting. Oil, transparent, 
watcrcolor and tempera are the mediums used. Attention is given to color 
theory and the development of individual techniques in landscape, still 
life and portrait work. Prerequisite: Art 3. 


The courses in piano include all grades of material required for the 
most systematic technical and musical development and involve a special 
adaptation to the needs of each individual pupil. Particular attention 
is given to thoroughness in foundation work. Representative compositions 
arc chosen throughout the course to develop the emotional and intellectual 



oualities in unison Nvith the technical. PubHc student rmtals are ^voi at 
Nervals during the year. Students may enter courses for which they are 
Sun" qualified by an audition. Entering students should be prepared to 
perfon^ one selection and present a list of ^^pertoire previously studied 
Material of the approximate grades Usted will be selected to suit 
individual needs. 

Courses consist of tvvo half-hour lessons per week and a minimum 
of four hours of practice. 

1 — Elementary I 

Piano fundamentals for students with no previous training include 
the following technique and repertoire: construction and performance of 
all fifteen major scales; major triads and their inversions; s^|npj^^^^^]^ 
of rhythmical problems suited to the students individual needs, adult 
beginner methods; shorted pieces; sight-reading and ensemble expenence. 

2 — Elementary II , . i . 

A course for students who are ready for second grade matenal includes 
the following technique and repertoire: Performance of all major and 
minor scales and arpeggios in rhythmical patterns; exercises to create 
strength, independence and agility; easy Bach pieces; Sonatmas; short 
solos; sight reading and ensemble experience. 


A course for students who have completed elementary requirements 
includes the following technique and repertoire; performance of all major 
and minor scales two. three, and four notes to a beat (M-M. at 100) 
major and minor arpeggios in rhythms (M-M. ^^6); technical ^er 
cises at moderate difficulty, such as Heller, Hanon, Schrnitt, and Czerny 
Bach preludes, and dance forms; easy Sonatas (Mozart, Haydn) ; Waltzes 
and Preludes of Chopin; Songs Without Words of Mendelsohn 
Children's Comer of Debussy; Compositions of Schumann, Urieg Mac 
Dowell, Palmgren, and other easy moderns; sight- reading, ensemble ano 
keyboard work. 

4 — Advanced 

A course for students who have completed Intermediate piano require- 
ments includes the foUowing technique and repertoire; major and minor 
scales in octaves, thirds, sixths, and tenths; tonic arpeggios dominant ana 
diminished seventh arpeggios in all positions; difficult technical exercses 
as needed; Two and Three-Part Inventions of Bach; French and Enghsh 



Suites of BacK; Easy Sonatas of Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven; Tioc 
tumes and Etudes of Ckopin; Selections from the Classic, Romantic, 
Modem and Impressionistic schools; sight reading, ensemble and key 
board harmony; experience in hymn playing and accompanying. 


Vocal training is especially planned for students who wish to cori' 
tinue participation in glee clubs, ensemble and solo svork, interest in 
which has already been aroused by previous training. Courses in voice 
consist of one half-hour private lesson a week, and one class period where 
vocal technique, fundamental theory and sight-singing are studied and 
developed. A minimum of four practice hours per week is required. 
Students are placed in one of the four following classes after an audition. 

1— Elementary I. 

A course for beginners in the lower division. Clippinger, vocal method; 
Concone, 50 vocalises; Vaccai, vocalises; elementary theory; easy songs. 

2— Elementary II. 

A course for students with some knowledge of singing and musician- 
ship. Clippinger, vocal method; Concone, 50 vocalises; Vaccai. vocalises; 
and more advanced songs in Italian and English. 

3 — Intermedl\te . 

A course for lower division students with previous training and some 
experience in performance. Clippiniger, vocal method; S picker, vocalises; 
Voccai, vocalises, songs in Italian, French, German, and English. 

4 — ^Advanced. 

A course for students with exceptional ability in voice and musician- 
ship. Spicker, masterpieces of vocalization; Marchesi, vocalises and fuU 

Glee Cluh 

This organization is open to all voice students. Other students inter- 
ested in ensemble singing are eligible after voice and music knowledge 
tests. Frequent pubUc appearances afford opportunity for musical expres- 
sion. Special rehearsals are required prior to all public appearances. Reg- 
ular meetings are held two hours per week. 


Chapel Singers 

Nine singers arc selected annually by the instructor to lead the music 
in chapel services, sing occasionally in churches, broadcast, and give 
concerts in neighboring towns. The group meets regularly one hour per 


The courses in Drama have been designed to let the student progress 
as* swiftly as her ability and development will permit. She may test 
out of a course and go into an advanced course if she can meet certain 
requirements. She will not, however, be allowed to take work beyond her 
capacity, nor will she be able to change courses in the middle of a 
semester. At the beginning of each semester, she will be tested to sec 
in which group she should be placed. This method will insure thorough 
fundamental training in all phases of theatre work, and will enable the 
student to enter a university or professional dramatic school without the 
handicap of inadequate training. 


This course is designed for the student of acting who has had no 
formal training, and for the student who is found to be deficient in cither 
the use of her voice or of her body. Thorough training in voice placement 
and in body control and coordination will be given. A pleasing voice and 
a graceful body is the goal. The student of ability may test out of this 
course at the end of the first semester and go into the acting course. This 
class meets for two hours per week. 

2a — Beginning Acting. 

In the first-semester course the student learns the stage and its demands. 
She learns how to project her voice and movements, and receives actual 
experience by playing a number of different roles. The material in this 
course will emphasise modern drama. This class meets for two hours 
per week. 

2b— Intermediate Acting. 

This is a continuation of 2a, but the emphasis will be on Miracle, 
Restoration and 18th Century Plays. Instead of taking this course during 
the second semester the student may test out into advanced acting if she 

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has shown sufficient progress in 2a. This class meets for one hour per 
week plus two hours laboratory work. 

3— Advanced Acting. 

This course is designed for students of exceptional ability and progress. 
The stress is laid on Greek and Shakespearean plays. Each student is also 
required to give recitals and readings for various school entertainments. 
This class meets one hour per week. Each student has one half hour 
private lesson per week. 

Biwiness Activities 

The business needs of every individual are constantly becoming greater 
and more technical. To meet this challenge the business education courses 
emphasize the values of general education along with vocational educa- 
tion. Instead of training "the few for the job," ours is a much larger 
and broader field, namely, "the education of all for their business needs." 

Business education courses have as their two main objectives: 

A. To contribute to the building of an adequate background of genera! 
education of a sort which insures a high degree of social under 
standing; developing right social attitudes and habits of thought 
and action. 

B. To contribute to social understanding through study of that great 
socially important economic activity called "business." 

la— Beginning Typewriting. 

Beginning typewriting includes the mastery of the keyboard by touch, 
the care of the typewriter, drills and tests for accuracy and speed, tabu' 
lation and arrangement of material, personal letters and an introduction 
to business letters. 

lb — Beginning Typewriting. 

The second semester of beginning typewriting deals with personal and 
business typing. It consists of a study of business letters and of the most 
common business papers and their relation to actual business situations. 
Outlining and typing of term papers are also covered. Students are given 
an opportunity to further increase typing skill acquired in the first 


2a— Intermediate Typewrttinc. 

Intermediate typewriting is designed to improve the typewnting tech- 
niaue and machine operations developed in the first year and to apply 
these to the typing of personal work, business letters and tabulated 
material. Speed and accuracy tests are given weekly. 

21>—Advanced Typewriting. 

Advanced typewriting is designed to increase typing^ accuracy and 
speed and to further improve typing techniques. Here the student cuts 
niaster ditto copies and stencils and leams how to operate the ditto and 
mimeograph. Typing is done from rough drafts and vanous legal forms 
axe typed. 

Skills of Homemaking 

The pro^^ram of Home Economics is planned to give the student general 
information about the various phases of homemaking. It helps the student 
with her personal problems of dress and good grooming m order that 
she may clothe herself and her family more attractively. It teaches the 
student the sound nutritional principles underlying the wise choice and 
preparation of foods in order that she may maintain good health for her- 
self and others. It helps her to plan, manage, and furnish her home^ 
Under The Shimer Plan, the Home Economics courses are streamlined 
to consist of a minimum of theory and a maximum of time spent on actual 
practice in the laboratories. Each class meets for four fifty-minute periods 
each week. 

For the purpose of creating a balanced skill in all phases of homemak- 
ing the work is united into a block of four courses, each of which runs 
continuously throughout the year. These courses are planned with some 
idea of sequence but they may be taken interchangeably by a student 
at any level without regard to which of the courses she has had previously. 

1_General Survey of Homemaking. 

This course includes some information about many matters pertaining 
to a girl, her home and the family which she hopes to have some day. 
There is a unit on her own personal grooming and dress; one on how to 
buy— whether it is food, clothing or household articles; one on food and 
nutrition in which she learns what foods to eat for health and how to 
cook them; and other units on child care, clothing-construction, ana 
home nursing. The students cook special foods, make garments, visit a 
kindergarten, homes and stores and are shown movies on special subjects. 
Each gid prepares a notebook illustrating all the various phases of home- 
making and including a topic on a home in a foreign country. 






2— Foods and Nutrition. 

This course includes a comprehensive study of each type of food, such 
as eggs, milk, cereals, meats, vegetables and fruits, and its value in the 
diet as well as in food preparation. In the beginning of the course the 
students prepare certain recipes illustrating the special characteristics of 
these foods. Later in the course they demonstrate what they have learned 
on menu planning, food preparation, table setting, and the duties of the 
hostess. Once a month the foods class bakes cakes for the birthday tables 
in the dining room. 

3— Textiles and Clothing. 

This course includes the study of the various types of textiles that a 
student will buy to clothe herself and her family and furnish her home. 
She learns the special characteristics, care and use of these textiles. She 
learns how to choose the color, texture, and design of garments that are 
best suited to her particular type and how to construct these garments 
in the laboratory. She learns how to use a sewing machine, and how to 
plan, cut and fit patterns for her own use. 

4— Making and Furnishing a Home. 

This course teaches the student the principles underlying the making 
and managing of a home for the welfare of all its members. The student 
leams how to choose the site for a home and the materials that are used 
in building a house. She learns how to finance the building, buying and 
operating of a house. She is given the opportunity of studying different 
types of equipment and furnishings in order to compare them as to the 
quality, advantages and disadvantages of the various makes. She learns 
how to apply the principles of art, color, form, proportion, and texture 
in creating an attractive home. Each student prepares a scrapbook in 
which she illustrates her dream home and completely "furnishes" it. The 
class periods are devoted to discussion, visits to child groups for .study, 
visits to homes, field trips, movies depicting special aspects of home craft 
and lectures by specialists in the field of home care. 



For the student at Frances Shimer College, religion is more than 
Bible courses and chapel services. It is an attitude of life which permeates 
the entire curriculum and which has as its goal the discovery of permin- 
ent, sustaining and satisfying values. The curriculum is so organittd 
that it aids the student in making a religious adjustment to the realitiea 
of life and provides a foundation for a religious commitment. Religious 
literature and thought are taught as a part of our cultural heritage. One 
chapel service a week is devoted to the unification of the student's re 
ligious experiences and the development of a worshipful attitude. 

The purposes of the Young Women's Christian Association are to 
create and sustain a spirit of friendship on campus, to discover the true 
values of life and relate them to living, to grow in an understanding of 
God through Jesus, to become co-workers with God in building a better 
world, and to extend the friendship beyond campus to include fellowship 
with peoples of all nations, races, and creeds. 


The educational aims subscribed to by the college include recognition 
of the idea that the whole life of the student is a unit. Under these cir- 
cumstances the extra-curricular activities become second in importance 
only to the program of the curriculum. Social training is a part of col- 
lege education. Both residential house life and student organizations and 
activities offer valuable training in social co-operation and in creative use 
of leisure. 

The social atmosphere of the college is wholesomely democratic. Every 
student is expected to use and develop for the whole group whatever 
social gifts she may possess. Appropriate dress, a pleasing manner, pois«, 
graciousncss, ability to appear at case before an audience, are as much 
a part of the Shimer social ideal as are scholastic attainments. 

With the assistance of class counselors the students give class parties, 
dances, bazaars, teas, lawn fetes, concerts, and plays; they plan mcnui, 
arrange decorations, devise costumes and stage properties. A senea ot 
formal dinners sponsored by student organizations provides opportunit]f 
for each group to entertain the student body and faculty, and tojntro- 
duce visitors and speakers. Three formal dances and two informal danctt 
are given during the year. The college sponsors a program of wcek-eno 



activities providing entertainment and social occasions throughout the 
academic year. 

Wliile students reside in halls according to their age and academic 
class, at table they often sit with members of other classes and with 
faculty members. Table groups arc disbanded and redistributed, so that 
each Shimer student, in the course of the school year, forms a maximum 
number of pleasant social acquaintances with students and faculty mem- 
bers outside her immediate residential group. 

Each residence hall provides social rooms and parlors in which the 
social life of the house group can be developed and can include the 
proper entertainment of guests. Thus every aspect of mature social life 
is reflected within the college community, and every student is enabled 
to share in the social experiences common to educated people. 


The college sponsors a program of concerts, lectures, recitals, and 
conferences throughout the academic year. These occasions bring to the 
college and the community leaders in education, the arts, religion, and 
public life. Formal presentations in Metcalf Hall or the auditorium of 
the gymnasium are followed by smaller informal group discussions in the 
student lounge of West Hal! or in other college rooms. 

Frances Shimer is close to the larger cultural resources of Chicago. 
CollcgC'Sponsored trips, under faculty supervision, enable students to 
visit Chicago's museums, see current plays, attend concerts by the Sym- 
phony Orchestra, or be present at events of interest to a specific group. 

Frances Shimer has for many years, however, prided itself upon the 
creative activity within the college denoting the cultural resourcefulness 
of its students. It has consistently encouraged the creative instina in 
whatever direction the students choose to turn; the theater, music, paint- 
ing and drawing, and creative writing have been liberally encouraged by 
the college administration, which in turn has been rewarded by the un- 
usual quality of the students' response, 


Few institutions are equipped to offer so complete a recreational pro- 
gram as Frances Shimer. In addition to the cultural resources for rec' 
reation already mentioned, the college maintains physical education 
equipment which is both modem and ideal. 

The gymnasium houses a full'sized playing floor with a standard 
basketball court adaptable to a variety of other indoor games such as vol' 
'cyball, indoor baseball and badminton. It is used also by dancing class 




and for large dances. It provides, in addition, the tile swimming pool, 
showers, drying, locker and dressing rooms. 

A nine-hole golf course, the private property of the college, adjoins 
the south end of the quadrangle. A playing field provides space for 
hockey and baseball. Three excellent concrete tennis courts were con- 
structed in 1943. 

Ideal facilities for riding are provided exclusively for Frances Shimer 
students at Glengarry Farm Stables, located two miles west of the school. 
There are ten miles of wooded trails and many miles of lovely country 

Campus conditions have been designed to safeguard the health of 
students. All students have physical examinations on entering, records 
of weight, posture, and other physical data are kept, and the work in 
physical education is planned for the individual student on the basis of 
these records. 

Two resident nurses in charge of the infirmary carry on an edua- 
tional program in the maintenance of good health. They are on duty at all 
times and are available to students day and night. When the attentions of 
a physician are necessary, appointments are made by the head nurse and 
the student assumes the expense. 




Student'Facuhy Council 

Students are governed by the Student'Faculty Council, a body of 
five students and two faculty members elected by the students, and the 
eight students who are presidents of the Hall Councils. The Dean of 
Students is a member ex officio of the Council. 

The group acts as a forum for debate of questions of policy and con* 
duct of student affairs. Action taken by it is final in all student mat- 
ters except those referred to the President's Committee. 

Hall Councils 

Each residence hall is governed by a Hall Council of five members, 
elected by the residents of the Hall. The Hall Counselors are members 
ex officio of their respective Councils. The Councils enforce the decisions 
of the Student'Faculty Council and provide any further regulation de' 
sired in their respective Halls. 


Phi Theta Kdppa 

The Beta Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, national junior college 
scholastic honorary society, was installed at Frances Shimer College in 
1932. Membership in the society is limited to the ten per cent of the 
student body of the upper division ranking highest in scholarship. 


Delt Pd Omega 

Delta Psi Omega, national honorary dramatic society, upholds high 
standards in scholastic and dramatic endeavor by initiating into its mem- 
bership only those students who have done outstanding and efficient 
work in playwriting, acting, or production. Through their connection 
with other chapters of the national society, club members are encouraged 
toward greater effort and toward the production of higher types of 
plays at Frances Shimer. 




The Y W C. A. encourages social life among the students, takes 
charge of vespers and chapel services occasionally, and seeks in various 
ways to stimulate religious interest and interest in philanthropic work 
The organization sends delegates to the Y. W. C. A. conferences and 
odierwise endeavors to widen the scope of its interests m accordance 
with the Y. W. C. A. program. 


Art Club 

The Art Club is open to students in Art History, Fine Arts and 
Graphic Arts, and to a limited number of students mtcrested in art but 
not enrolled in art courses. The organisation cooperates with the Uam- 
mission of the Dickerson Art Gallery in procuring and arranging ex- 
hibits and in stimulating interest in the aims and activities of the gallery. 
Study of contemporary art, visits to art collections, and tops to studios 
and art centers are included in the program of the Club. 

The Club also seeks to develop skills and give resources that will en- 
able the student to make worthy and happy use of leisure. Equipment 
maintained in the studio provides opportunity to pursue a worthwhflc 
craft or hobby. 

Arts and Qrafts Club 

The Arts and Crafts Club is organized for those students who enjoy 
doing handiwork in their leisure time. Members work on vanous pro- 
jects in bead work, leather tooling, knitting, and quilt making. A small 
hand loom is available for students who wish to experiment with weav- 

Athletic Associdtfon 

The Athletic Association, working in close cooperation with the 
Physical Education Department, seeks to arouse grater interest m phys- 
ical education, to stress the enjoyment of sports and athletics and w de- 
velop sportsmanship. The Association sponsors tlic "^^er-class hockey 
game; a class basketball tournament; the basketbal banquet; a bobnde 
five- and ten-mile hikes; the May Fete; golf and tennis tournaments, 
and swimming meets. 



Camera Club 

The Camera Club affords a means of self-expression, as well as en- 
tertainment, for interested students. Both the technical and artistic 
phases of photography are studied and many members develop and print 
their own pictures in the school dark-room. Various contests are held 
throughout the year to obtain prints for the annual exhibit in the spring. 

Green Curtain Dramatic Club 

The Green Curtain Dramatic Club, open to all students, holds try 
outs early in the fall under the supervision of the dramatic director. The 
club presents two major productions during the year, and its members 
also appear in the casts of the Christmas and Easter festivals. Sponsoring 
special trips to Chicago and other nearby cities to visit the theatres and 
art centers, the Club seeks to promote appreciation of the best in drama 
and to offer an outlet for expression in the creative arts of the theatre. 

International Relations Club 

The International Relations Club, open to all students of the col- 
lege, aims at the development of an understanding of international af- 
fairs and an appreciation of the customs, achievements, and aspirations 
of tlie various peoples of the world. Its activities include regular monthly 
meetings, the operation of an international news bulletin board, the spon- 
sorship of guest speakers, and attendance at international relations con- 
ferences held at other colleges. 

Pro Musica 

Pro Musica Club, composed of a limited number of talented music 
students, meets monthly for a concert given by members, followed by a 
business meeting and social hour. The organization acts as host to visit- 
ing musicians and seeks to foster the love of good music. Membership ia 
by try-out under the supervision of the music faculty. 

Travel Club 

The Travel Club is organized for students who have traveled or are 
especially interested in traveling in foreign countries. Meetings feature 
motion pictures and talks by faculty members on foreign countries. 



Boots and Saddle Cluh 

Boots and Saddle Club is organised for students interested in better 
eauitation The Club holds monthly mcctinRS for study of types of sad- 
dle hora-s and nationally known horses of the show ring. In addition to 
sleich rides and hayrack parties, the Club sponsors two gymkhanas, two 
over-night horseback trips to the rocky bluffs of the Mississippi, a formal 
banquet, and a trip to the International Livestock Exposition in Chicago. 

Student Publications 

The Tower issued three times a year, gives students experience in 
expressing themselves fluently in writing, and affords opportunity for 
the publication of worthwhile prose and poetry. 

The Record is the student annual. There is also a mimeographed news- 
paper published several times each year. 

The management of these publications is in the hands of students with 
faculty advisors. 

Home EconoTTtics Club 

The Department of Home Economics sponsors a club called the 
"Sarah Hostettcr Home Economics Club." It is affiliated with both state 
and national Home Economics Associations. The club^ sends delegates 
to the state conventions in the fall and to the Nationa Province meeting 
in Chicago in February. Membership is restricted to those who take one 
or more courses in Home Economics. The club sponsors one outside 
speaker each year and participates in one trip to some point of special 
interest to a homemaking group. 




Residence halls — Students from out of town are required in all casca, 
unless residing witli near relativcB, to occupy rooms in the residence 
halls. Students living on the campus avoid many distractions, come into 
close contact with the life of the college, and are more likely to regard 
the school work as the one thing demanding their best efforts. They arc 
led to cultivate a healthy spirit of self-rehance. Not infrequently the 
\x$t and most lasting results of school life are derived from its associa' 

Students arc required to care for their own rooms. On days when 
classes are in session the rooms must be clean and in order by nine o'clock. 
Students whose housekeeping habits arc unsatisfactory may be asked to 
employ the hall assistant to render additional help and instruction. 

As a precaution against fire, the use of matches and electric devices 
it prohibited in students' rooms. Electric plate and irons arc provided at 
convenient places. 

Rooms are furnished with single beds (3 feet x 6 feet 3 inches), 
pillows (20 inches wide), chairs, study tables, chest of drawers, and 
window shades. The windows are six feet six inches by four feet; the 
tops of the chest of drawers 38 x 19 inches. Students furnish rugs (two 
feet by six is a convenient size), bedding including a mattress pad. cur' 
tains, towels, cup, forl{, and spoon (for use at spreads and picnics). It is 
also recommended that they provide themselves with a hot'water bottle, 
and heavy walking shoes. 

Laundry — Clothing which is to be sent to the college laundry should 
be plain and should be marked by means of name tapes bearing the full 
name, not the initials only. These may be ordered through the business 
office at any time and the cost charged to the student's bookstore ac' 
aiunt. White laundry bags should be used. 

Absences — Students are expected to attend all school exercises. Par' 
enta arc requested not to ask that their daughters be excused before the 
work is entirely completed at vacations; such requests arc rarely granted. 
The full work continues to the hour of closing, and full work begins at 
the hour of opening after winter and spring vacations. 

No student may under any circumstance* leave town without per' 
miwion previously obtained from the Dean of Students on definite re 



quest of the parent. Reasonable week-end absences are allowed. Such 
requests should be addressed directly to the Dean in ample time for cor- 

Giicsts— Parents who come to inspect the college, or who bring their 
daughters, are particularly welcome. A moderate charge is made for 
meals When notified in advance, arrangements will be made for the 
entertainment of friends of students in the village for not more than 
three days at one time. Students are not excused from any regular school 
duty because of guests. 

Telebhones— Two pay telephones, one in West Hall and one in 
Hathaway Hall, are provided for the use of students. It is requested that 
calls to students be made, whenever possible, dunng recreation hours. 
Students will not be called from classes or other academic appointments 
to answer the telephone. Communications by telegraph are subject to 
the approval of the Dean. 

Express and telegrams— AW express and telegrams should be sent in 
care of the college and should be prepaid to avoid delay. 

Sbecial Permissions— Special requests for permissions of any kind 
should come from the parent directly to the Dean of Students not 
through the student. Until written request has been made to the Dean 
and direct answer has been received, parents should not consent to stu- 
dents' requests which involve suspension of college regulations. 

Sercet Societies— All secret societies are forbidden. 

A complete statement regarding student regulations can be found in 
-Student Handbook" prepared by the Student-Faculty Council. Each 
student is provided with a handbook. 


Mount Carroll, a town of 2,000 people, situated in northwestern Illi- 
nois, ten miles from the Mississippi river, is attractively located among 
picturesque hills. The neighborhood is justly celebrated for its beauty and 
healthfulness. The canyons formed by the erosion of the Waukarusa 
River are the scene of many picnics and outings and the objective of 
many hikes and camping expcdidons. Mount Carroll is the county seat 
of Carroll County and is exclusively a place of residence. The absence 
of mines, factories, or great industrial enterprises makes the community 
an ideal one for an educational institution of this type. 

Mount Carroll is on the Omaha Division of the Chicago, Milwaukee, 
St. Paul y Pacific Railway, one hundred and twentyeight miles west of 
Chicago. It is accessible, also, by automobile over Federal Highway 52 
and State Highways 64, 72, 78 and 88, by which excellent connections 
over paved roads are made with the Lincoln Highway and other great 
thoroughfares. Paved highways lead to urban centers in five different 

Frances Shimer College has the advantage of over ninetyfive years of 
history, experience, and traditions; yet its equipment is entirely modern, 
having been rebuilt and enlarged since 1903. The plant consists of twelve 
main buildings, solidly constructed of brick and stone, heated by steam 
from a central plant. The architecture is colonial. Each building was 
erected and equipped for the purpose it serves in the educational pre 
gram of the institution. Adequate fire protection is provided by stand- 
pipes with hose connections on each floor and by fire escapes on every 
large building where students reside. 



This building for instrumental and vocal music is named for Mrs. 
Isabel Dearborn Hazzen, head of the Department of Music for more 
than twenty years. It contains large, attractively furnished teaching 
studios and eighteen welMighted and ventilated practice rooms. 

Hathaway Hall was named for Mrs. Mary L Hathaway Corbctt, '69, 
a sister of Mrs. Hattie N. LePelley, a former trustee, who gave liberally 



toward the erection and furnishing of the building. The campus grill ia 
on the ground floor. Through the generosity of Miss Zella Corbett, the 
lounge on the first floor was refurnished in 1959 in memory of her 
sister, Miss Bertha Corbett, '16. This dormitory provides space for thirty 
eight students and two staff members. 


West Hall is a well -equipped home for forty nine students and two 
staff members. On the ground floor is a large, homelike common room, 
with fireplace, that is a favorite gathering place for all students. A fac 
ulty social room is also on the ground floor. In 1945 an entrance was 
constructed between West Hall and McKee Hall, for the post office and 
book store. 


The building is named in honor of Mrs. Sarah Metcalf, a life-long 
friend of the school, whose son, Dr. Henry S. Metcalf, was long presi' 
dent of the Board of Trustees. Andrew Carnegie contributed $10,000 
toward the erection of this building. Metcalf Hall contains the offices 
of administration, class rooms, and the auditorium. In the auditorium 
is a new Hammond organ contributed in 1946 by Mrs. Annabel Culver 
Joy as a memorial to Dr. Raymond Culver, third president of the college. 



This building affords excellent equipment for the care of students in 
case of illness. It contains a nurse's business office, two completely equip- 
ped, well-lighted and ventilated wards with a capacity of ten beds, bath- 
rooms, two private rooms, and a kitchenette. A nurse is in constant 


This provides all of the facilities for the work in science. The first 
floor contains modern laboratories for the work in home economics. On 
the second floor are the physics, chemistry, and biology laboratories, and 
a class room for mathematics. 





McKcc Hall was built by funds contributed by the Baptist Board of 
Education The ground floor contains the central dining room which 
was entirely reconditioned and refurnished in 1938 through the gener- 
osity of Mr. and Mrs. W E. Goodman of Chicago. The other floora 
have a kitchenette, ample bathrooms, and rooms for fifty-eight students 
and^two staff members. This building is named for William Parker 
McKee in honor of his completion of twenty-five years of service aa 
President. The college kitchen, which adjoins McKee Hall, was com- 
pletely rebuilt in 1946. 


The library was erected by funds furnished in part by Mr. George 
D. Campbell and Mr. S. J. Campbell of the Board of Trustees, and by 
Miss Jessie M. Campbell, '07. The college is also indebted to Senator 
Wilham McKinley for a gift of $^,000 for this building. It is named in 
honor of Mr and Mrs. Robert Campbell, long friends of the institution. 

In 1937 the Carnegie Corporation of New York made a grant of 
$1,^00 for the general reading collection of the library, purchases being 
made over a three-year period. The equipment of the main reading 
room, occupying the entire first floor, was increased in 1939 and 1940 by 
the gifts of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Campbell. 

In the south room on the second floor is the Heinze Music Rooiu 
which contains the Carnegie Music set received in December. 1940 This 
set nov( is a collection of over 1,000 records of fine music and a specially 
deagned Lyon and Healy phonograph. The records are fully indexed 
and filed m the listening room where they are available for student and 
faculty use. The center room on the second floor houses the Carnegie 
Art set which was received in 1941. This set includes 130 volumes on 
art and related subjects and 900 classified reproductions. The north room 
IS used for art exhibits. 

Open shelves in the main reading room and basement stacks care for 
the present collection of approximately 14,000 volumes, files of maga- 
zines, pamphlets, government documents, and bulletins. The entire col' 
lection is well cataloged. Through the services of the librarian and fac 
ulty, the resources of the library are strengthened and utilized to serve 
all phases of the college program. 

The Hazsen Memorial Collection consisting of over 1,000 volumes 
was contributed by Mrs. Isabel Dearborn Hazzen from the library of 
TU „ ^"^» Henry Wilmarth Hazzen, long a teacher in the college. 
I he Hazzen Endowment provides for the development of the collec- 
tion. Another valuable addition of books received during 1925 was the 
collection given by Mrs. Winona Branch Sawyer, 71, of Lincoln, Ne- 
braska. In 1937 Miss Jessie M. Campbell presented one hundred selected 
volumes from her library. 


Sawyer House, a commodious home for the president, was the gift 
of Mrs. Winona Branch Sawyer, '71. It is built in the colonial style of 
architecture in harmony with the other buildings of the campus. 


The building contains on the first floor a tile-lined swimming pool, 
25x60 feet, and showers, dressing rooms, drying-room, lockers, and mod- 
ern facilities for the refiltration and purification of the water in the pool. 

On the upper floor is the gymnasium floor, the office of the Director 
of Physical Education, examination rooms, equipment and cloak rooms, 
with additional showers, dressing rooms, and lockers. The main room, 
52x87 feet, gives ample space for all indoor games and all types of gym- 
nastic work. At the south end of the room is an elevated stage with cur- 
tain, cyclorama setting, and a well -appointed, modern system of light- 
ing for the work of the Department of Speech and Drama. 


In 1937 College Hall, which was built in 1909, was entirely recon- 
ditioned and refurnished through the generous gift of the children of 
Myrtie Stevens Bennett, '80, for whom the new dormitory has been 
named The first floor contains two reception rooms, three suites accom- 
modating four students each, a student's kitchenette, and the hall 
counselor's apartment. In 1945 the fourth floor was entirely remodelled 
to provide space for additional students; this dormitory now accommo- 
dates sixty-five students and two staff members. 


(1944) I 

This home was purchased to provide classrooms for the Art Depart- 
ment and additional rooms for eight students. 

The large colonial home owned by Miss Rose Demmon was rented 
in 194 S for use as a dormitory for eleven girls. There are four doiibic 
rooms on the second floor for eight girls and facilities on the first floor 
for three girls and a hall counselor. Complete redecoration was accotn' 
plished through the assistance and generosity of Mrs. S. J. UampDeii. 

This residence, outside the main north gate of the college was pur- 
chased and remodelled to provide rooms for ten students and two stan 








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Tuition and Uving for the nlwUtstic year. Sl.MO.OO. 

Tuttuw f'" '^'iv Mudenu fur the scholastu year, $400,00. 

Then arc no bj)ccial fees for regularly clrcted courset dwcrihcd I'n 
the catalog or for many other services provided by the coIIckc. Alt field* 
oi rtudy and all lustructJuaal facilitje*. therefore, arc open to all student* 
wit}u)Ut « rhargc. 

The fcok I Of udmg tlwiuld U paid to the director of Glengarry Farm 

When mid'temeiter tctu ue ukcn before or after tlie time ichcduled 
. «p«daJ fee of $5.00 u charged for each te»t; the special fee for a final 
examination if $10.00. 

P"r Retidet^t Students 

The yearly fee of $1,150.00 u dwtributed u followi: 
$100 payable July 1. 
$600 payable Septeml^r I 
$450 payable January 1. 

For rtudenu cntermij tlie aecofwJ temctter the fee will be $600 piyaWe 
in advance. 

•^ f««^ " ' U'l .«. . l.iM. iiutrucuon, board, room, 

«nd laundry t , c tcnta j < r week). It alw covert ipecia] 

CM* «w>rk and private in muaic, art, and speech; graduation: 

cUm and club due*, wjImk. rrptH>n to tlie student publication, admistion 
<*> athietic event* and drumatic pr ' ' ' ' .% and enter- 

Utninenta provided liy the school; t . ifv ^ well 

the services of the nurse, and common i . dis* 

(^nsed by a nurse with^mt a phywcjjn's prescription, the dressing and 

'^-atmeni of infectums^ bruiaea, and • ' . and infirmary service in 

' ' * oi illncas Pee* of hxal physicMti in for dugnosit and treat' 

't are paid by the studcnU. 







Tuition and living for the scholastic year, $1,150.00, 

Tuition for day students for the scholastic year. $400.00. 

There arc no spedaJ fee* for regularly elected courses described in 
the catalog or for many other services provided by the coIleRC. All fields 
of study and aJl instructional facilities, therefore, are open to aJI students 
vk-ithout special charge. 

The feee for riding should be paid to tl>c director of Glengarry Farm 

When mid'femerter tesu are taken before or after Hie time scheduled 
a ipedaJ fee of $5.00 i» charged for ..ih »<•.» the special fee for a final 
examination is $10.00. 

For Resident Students 

Tlie yearly fee of $1,150.00 u distributed as foUows: 
$100 payable July 1. 
$600 payable September I . 
$450 payable January 1 . 

For students entering Ac second semester the tec vtiJi be $600 payable 
in advance. 

The fee includes the charge for academic instruaion. board, room, 
1' i Uundry (up to sc\rnty'five cents per week). It also covers spedaj 
.i-M \KXirk and nnvate lessons in music, art, and speech; graduation; 
I<u8 and club dues; subtchption to the student publication; admission 
t ' athletic events and dramatic productions; tpedzl lectures and enter* 
rnentt provided by the school; the facilities of the infirmary as well 
'■yt services of the nurse, and common irr- •'■'•• appropriately dis' 
'-d by a nurse without a physician's prc^> , the drtming and 

•t of infections, bruises, and wounds, and infirmary service in 
ot illness. Pees of local physiaans called in for diagnosis and treat- 
'w are paid by the stxidents. 



Normally a dormitory room accommodates two students. Single roomf 
when available, may be assigned upon request. A charge of thirty dcj- 
lars per semester is made for single rooms or suite rooms except for certain 
rooms in West Hall and in Bennett Hall. Double rooms may not be held 
as single rooms. 

For Day Students 

The fee of $400.00 for the scholastic year is for students living in the 
vicinity of Mount Carroll. This includes academic instruction and the 
special services enumerated above except the infirmary. 


The college bookstore stocks a supply of all bcx>k5, supplies, and 
stationery, and in addition keeps for sale toilet goods and articles com- 
monly required by students. StudcnU may pay cash or maintain a charge 
account. Periodically a statement will be sent to parents covering book- 
store charges, telephone tolls, telegrams, guest charges, excess laundry, 
etc., and is due on presenution. The store has for sale a well arranged 
account book with perforated monthly expense summaries which nuy be 
detached and sent to parents. It is recommended that parents require 
the keeping of such an account and by this means encourage accuratt 
justification of all expenditures. 

Extravagance in the use of money is discouraged. Parents are urged 
to give their daughters a reasonable monthly allowance. Banking fadl- 
itics are furnished by the business office for the benefit of student de- 


Ail fees are payable strictly to advance. No reports, sUtemenU ci 
scholastic standing, or diplomas arc iiSKxd until all accounts of whatever 
character have been settled in full. 

For Resident Students 

Due on or before September 1, l'M8: t^nnrw 

For the first semester 1700.00 

$100.00 of this amount payable July 1, 1947. 

Due January 1. 1949, and not later than February ' 

For thr second semester $4T0w 

For Day Students 

DueonorK-i K-r 1, I048' »^^nn 

Farthef,r.L :. ^^"^ 

Due January I. 1949, and not later than February 5: nonoC 

For the second semester ** 




All services and facilities are necessarily provided on the basis of a 
full scholasuc year and economic administration forbids refunding of 
fees on account of withdrawal. 

It is the practice, however, to make a concession when illness as 
certified by a physician's wnttcn statement, requires wid^drawal No 
refund, however wUI be made for withdrawal at or after the Christmas 
vacation m the first semester or during the last six weeks of the second 

Written notice of intention to withdraw at the end of the first se- 
mester must be filed with the Dcioi of the College and the Business 
Office before January 1. 1949. The second semester fee is due and pay- 
able on that date. Fixed charges of operation for the full scholastic year 
demand careful attention to this regulation. 

No refund in any amount will be granted to studenu who withdraw 
V jiuntarily or upon the request of the administration. 


To recognize and reward high scJjoIastic and personal achievement 
and to give aMistance to worthy students wJ>o otherwise could not attend 
college, the trustees have set aside a limited portion of the institution's 
annual income to be used for this purpose. 

Various opportunities for student service are available- The most 

fco>U' * " and least time consuming are those involving table sfrvice 

in tJk 4 room and in the gnll. Studenu are also <"r"-'-ved in the 

library, the infirmary, in the physical education dej i and for 

•rncral clerical work in various dcpartmenu and in the administrative 
uifices. An cmployincnt application form will be sent on request. 


Remission of feet to full time resident stiidcnu will be granted as 

Any student whose parent i» actively engaged as a tnitiiaur or an 
•ouator will be granted a reduction of $100 a year. 

For the purpose of asMting worthy studenu a reduction of $100 a 
ytajiaoffered to a student whose father ii not living and whose mother 
»• dependent upon herself for support. 

Application blanb will be furnished on request. 



A Merit Scholarship is available to a student whose grades place her 
approximately in the upper 10 per cent of her class and who is reoooj. 
mended by the principal or superintendent of the school from which 
she is transferred. A student receiving such a scholarship is expected to 
maintain a grade average of B. Failure to do so results in the forfeiture 
of the scholarship. 

A limited number of scholarships arc granted to students who have 
displayed unusual proficiency in the fields of art, drama, and music. The 
amount of the scholarship will he determined by the committee oo 
scholarships after study of the applicant's qualifications. The maximua 
value of a Fine Arts Scholarship is $200; it is granted for one year ai 
a time- An applicant must rank in the upper one-third of her claa 
Try-outs in music (piano, voice, violin, and cello) and drama (public 
speaking and dramatic art) are held in various cities and at the college. 
Applicants for scholarships in art (drawing, water color and oil paint' 
ing) must submit samples of their work direct to the head of the art 

Application blanks for the above scholarships will be sent on reque*. 

Honor Schohnhips 

A Senmor Scholarship, amounting to $150.00, may be granted la 
recognition of outstanding mental and persf>nal qualities to a "r^ 
Shimcr student who has completed the work of the junior year. Thi 
scholarship w/as awarded in 1947 to Shirley Christen«cn. 

Two Lower Division Scholarships, amounting to $SOO.(X) each, 
may be granted, on recommendation of the faculty, to Frances Shimff 
students who have completed the work of the lower division. Tbe 
scholarships are payable $150.00 per year. These scholarship* *«« 
awarded in 1947 to Betty Evans and Carol Spier ing. 

The Chicago Aluvtmu Scholarafiip 


The three chapters of the Chicago Alumnae Group award an aru, i^ 
scholarship of $150.00 to a senior who has been outstanding in - 
ship, student activities, and personal qualitips. This scholar^/.: ^ 
awarded m 1947 to Barbara Winters. 



Announced During the Commencement Exerdses 
June 8, 1947 

The Elizabeth Percy Konrad Trophy for excellence in Enghsh waa first 
presented m 1926 The name of the student in the Upper Division grad- 
uating c]a« who docs the Ix'st work in English for the year, as recom- 
mended by a committee appointed for the purpose, is engraved on a large 
Mlvcr cup. Since tjie original cup now has its band filled with the namca 
of twenty girls. Mrs. Konrad, one of our alumnae, has generously Riy,en 
a second cup which will ho kept in a prominent place in the coileae 
library. * 

Catherine RuticU. Mcdford. Wisconsin 

The James Spencer Dickeraon Pnzc of $10,00 U awarded \yy the 
Dickcnon Art Club to the student who made the most progrew dunng 
the year in drawing and painting. 

DoTu Sami^um. Sioux Palls, South Dai^ota 

The Art Club Prize of $10.00 is presented for excellence in crcauve 
'.pretnon in the graphic arts. 

Joan Franz, Pcrguion. "Miuouri 

The Jeane Miles Campbell Prize of $10.(XJ n given ihu year to the 
gul who ha« had the highest scholastic rank in the Senior class. The re- 
cipient of this prize alao had the honor of being the May Queen this year. 

Betty jo Cuyan, MoniiccWo, Iowa 

T%e Ileen BuUis Campbell Prize of $10.00 u an annual award for 
■ ci\cc in the field of history. 

Richard Countryman, Dixon, llUnoit 

The Samuel James Campbell Trophy u awarded to the best athlete 
of the year. It i» granted to a metober of the graduating daases who 
has been active in at leajt four major sporu and who has cormstendy 
•hown h^h ideals of ^xntanajiship. 

Joan MartwK^. Rivcriide, llhnoit 

The Anne McKnight VocaJ Prize of $IJ.00 i$ presented rach year 
to the student who has made the most progress in tings ,, 

Cdrolyn Ber^itreuer, Mount Carroll, lUinoU 



The honor of having her name engraved on the Pro Musica Shield 
which hangs in Dearborn Hall is given this year to one member of the 
club for excellence in voice. 

Janis Grimes, Boone, Iowa 

For excellence in piano. 

JoAnne Schmidt, Davenport, lowd 

The Schwing Piano Prize of $10.00 is given each year to a itudnt 
who has done excellent work in piano. 

PatriciiX Boughton. Eagle Grove. Iowa 

Two Dramatic Club Prizes of $10.00 each are awarded this year. The 
names of the winners, selected by a joint committee of faculty and dra- 
matic club members, are engraved on the silver plaque which hangs in the 
speech room. 

For excellence in play production 

Rhode Huxsol. Charki City, Iowa 

For excellence in acting 

Jean McMillan, Chicago, Illinoti 

The Martha Barnhart Hoffman Prize of $10.00 is awarded to the 
student who docs the best work in interpretative reading'. 

Donna Kiingbiel, East Mohne, lllinoit 

The Frances Shtmer Record presents a prize of $10.00 to the student 
who has done the best work in creative writing. 

J^annette Darrigrand, Albert Lea, Minnesota 

The Phi Thcta Kappa scholastic prize of $10.00 is pre*«.-ntcd each year 
to the college junior who has had the highest scholastic standing for the 
year. Phi TTieta Kappa is a National Junior College Honor ScKiety estab- 
Uahed at Shimcr in 1932. 

Barbara Winters. Oak, Park,, niiTtoiJ 

On recommendation of the faculty, a scholarship of $150.00, availaWe 
for two years, is granted to two- Frances Shimcr students who havr 
completed the work of the lower diviaion, in recognition of their personal 
qualities and scholastic ability. 

Betty Evans, Greencastle. /ndi^f-' 

Carol Spiering, Chicago. Illinois 



A similar scholarship of $150 is awarded to an upper divisoin student. 

Shirley Christensen, Mt. Pulaski, UUnois 

The Chicago Alumnae Scholarship of $150.00 is awarded each year to 
a junior who has been outstanding in ability and in personal qualities. 

Barbara Winters, Oa\ Par\, Illinois 

The McKni(^ht-Dcarbom scholarship, presented in 1943 by Mr. and 
Mri W. A, McKnight, of Aurora, Illinois, is awarded each year to an 
unusually talented student in the Voice Department. Tlic annual achol' 
arship is $200. 

During this past year the scholarship has been held by Janis Grimes, 
Boone, Iowa. For 1947-48 the scholarship student will be 

Jeanne Tugaw, Wilmette. Illinois 




IS, Thursday 

20, Saturday 

21, Surxday 
27, Saturday 
27, Saturday 

Faculty Orientation 

Orientati(in, Testing and Regiatration of studenta. 

Opening Convocation, Preijidcnt Bro; Y.W.C.A. Tea 

Who'a Wlin l>arty. Y.W.C.A. 

Cx>llege Sunday, Dr. William Nelson Lyona 

Piano Recital, George McManus 

Che«t X-raya of Student*, Faculty and Staff 

Student-Faculty Stunt Night 


I. Friday 
II, Saturday 
18, Saturday 
23, Thursday 
25, Saturday 
50, Thursday 

II, Friday 

Art Lecture, Carl Moac 

County Play Day 

Junior Class Prom 

"Abrahum Lincoln's Illinoia." Dr. D. W. Riddle 

Violin Recital, Miss Ruth Ray 

"The People of Mexico," Laura Molina de Garcia 

Freshman Hallowe'en Party 


1, Saturday 

2, Sunday 

7, Friday 

8, Saturday 

li, Thursday 

22, Saturday 

22, Saturday 

23, Sunday 
26, Wednesday 
30, Sunday 

Dad's Day 

Dad's Day 

Vumo Recital, Eliuheth Graves 

Hockey Game 

Mid Semester Te«U 

Travel Talk. Mrs. Charles R. Walgreen 

Marriage and Home Conference, Dr. Kathryn W. 

Play, "The King's Henchman" 
(Children's Clothing Crusade 
Concert, Anne McKnight 
Thanksgiving Vacation — 1 1:50 a.m. 
Studenta Return — 7:30 p.m. 




f9 ^ 


H (\ Saturday 

Y.W.C.A. Bamr 


H ll.Tfiursddy 

Piano Reciul, Sylvia Muchling 
Swimming Mc'ct 


■ n.FridAy 


H 14, Suruldy 

Christmiw Pageant 


■ 17, Wfdnesddy 

Chrirtmaa Party, Y.W.C.A. 


■ 19, /^ri'dciy 

Chriatmaa Vacation Ikgin*— 4:10 p.m. 




H 4, Suricia)' 

Chmtmaa Vacation End*—?: 30 p.m. 

Coast' rvaU>iy Kccital 


■ 23,Fnddy 


■ 26-29 

SenieatLT Hxama 


■ 30, Friday 

Semewier linda 




H n,thursday 

Folk Dancing. Mr. and Mr«. Paul Dun«ing 
BiK'LittJe Sijitcr Banquet, Y.W.C.A. 


H Marcii 


H ii, Friday 



H IM4 

Rrlfijion in Life Conference 


H 2 1 , Sunday 

Halter Pagt^anl 


H 22-2 T 

Mid Strnrwtcr Teuta 


H 25, Thursday 

Spring Vacation Bcgim— 4:15 p.m. 


H 28. Sunday 



H April 


^1 4, Sunday 

Spring Vacation Ends 


H 6, Tuesday 

May Cx)urt Election 


H I ^ Thursday 

A. A. Banquet 


■ 16-17 

Science and Social Science Conference 


■ May 


W H, Saturday 

Senior Prom 


K 11, Tuesday 

Flounder's Day 


^K 22, Saturday 

May Fete 


H 23, Sunday 

Horse Show 


■ SI 'June 2 

Final Exarnji 


H Jong 


H 3, Thursday 

Student'Faculty Banquet 


■ 4, Friday 

Student-Faculty Dance on Tennia Courts 


H ^, Saturday 

Cla«8 Day 

(^>n»crvatory Recital 
Library Sing 


H 6, Stittday 







The National Alumnae Association unites the thousands of Frances Shimcr 
graduates and former students through the common bond of their interest in Alma 
Mater. Its aims are to promote alumnae activities, and to further the organization 
of local alumnae chapters in various parts of the country. 

Frances E. Fox - — — President 

4455 N. Ashland Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 

Darralene Corrs Hobson Vice Presidem 

2808 47th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 

Roberta Leland Rayner - ■- - • 

5155 Morse Avenue, Skokie, Illinois 

Thelma Fox Hommedew 

Mount Carroll, Illinois 



A. Beth Hostetteb. - - 

Mount Carroll, Illinois 

Zella Corbett .. 


Mount Carroll, Illinois 

Augusta Stenquist -- - ~ Secretary-rreasurcr 

Mount Carroll, Illinois 

Korth Shore 
Soutb Shore 

DoRiNE Goldberg -...— - - --■■ ---■■■■ ■- 

7840 Essex Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 





Martha Jane Miller. _ y,.^g President 

9853 So. Seeley Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 


5519 Kenwood, Chicago, Illinois 

Maxine Bledsoe Offill 

Lincolnshire, Crete, Illinois 





Wert Suburban 

Joan Waring Hawkins ..,.„ ...._ 

1111 Holley Court, Oak Park, illinois 

Harriet Croy Wakefield „ _ _ 

335 S. Taylor Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois 

Avis Carroll Mracek „ 

738 So. East Avenue. Oak Park, imnois 



Mrs. Blanche Burnell President 

2420J4 Fourth Avenue, Los Angeles, California 

Annette Wilson Gates Vice President 

3508 Palm Avenue, Manhattan Beach, California 

Barbara Diefendorf ...., „ Secretary 

1005 W. Sixth Street, Los Angeles, California 

Eva Roberts _ Treasurer 

2420J4 Fourth Avenue, Los Angeles, California 




Virginia Portz Parr ..„ „ - 

707 W, Nevada Street, Urbana, Illinois 

Florence Keiser „ Secretary-Treasurer 

20 Westwood Place, Danville, Illinois 


FOR THE YEAR 1947 " 1948 

Upper Division 

Berkstrcsscr, Carolyn Mount Carroll, IlUnou 

Bovec, Phyllis Ellen Cosad, Nebraska 

Brewer, Constance June Battle Creek. Michif-an 

Brink, Janice Marie Gary, Indiana 

Bull, Mary ^ „ Birmingham, Michigan 

Coffield, Mary Janice South Bend. Indiana 

Coney, Kathcrinc Foster Watseka, Illinois 

Cullen, ,Jcan Eliiabcth Chicago, Illinois 

Cuthbertson, Marilyn G — Flint, Michigan 

Daly, Dolores Bcnsenville, Illinois 

Dolbeare, Sarah Emily Grand Rapids, Michigan 

Foster, Corinnc Martha — , Chicago, Illinois 

Grimes. Janis Georgiar. Boone, Iowa 

Guntcr, Doris RutK« „__ Rockford, Illinois 

Guyan, Elisabeth Joan. , Jklonticello. Iowa 

Harrington, Betty Atyi — — „ Lyndon, Illinoij 

Heinemann, Millida : Chicago, Illinoij 

Hicks, Spsan Jean.^ „.. , — ^ Grosse Pointe, Michigan 

Hitchcock, Dorothy Jeann& „MiIwaukee, Wisconsin 

Hopp, Lois Ellen Detroit, Michigan 

Kepler, Shirley Jean _.., , .Gary, Indiana 

Lemcke, Cleone Janice;^_„ Oak Park, Illinois 

Limbert, Margaret Ann. Independence, Iowa 

Maitzcn, Virginia Maei „ . Rockford, IlUnois 

Moore, Jeanne Kay.# Sterling, Ilhnois 

Neathery, Mary Sue, . .. Hoopeston, Illinois 

Norris, Mary Sherman^ „ ___^Riversidc, Illinois 

Ortman, Elaine Helena^— Evanston, Illinois 

Phillips, Katherinc flilmny>^ Dcs Moines, Iowa 

Quail, Jeanne Meredith — ^ ™..„__„___.Gros5e Pointe, Michigan 

Redmond, Helen Loui^t Grosse Pointe, Michigan 

Russell, Catherine i\na J~. Medford, Wisconsin 

Sawyer, Nande Lee......^ Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

Schmidt, JoAnnc Janisr„„„„ , , , , , . . „ Davenport, Iowa 

Schocning, Dona Ruth. Mount Carroll, Illinois 

Schrciner, Janet Mount Carroll, Illinois 

Shreffler, Mary Ellen Shelby, Ohio 




Spuehlcr, Florence A 

Sisler, Ruth JenelL 

Spinti, Jeanne 

Stephens, Diane Elisabeth... 

Stoll, Marian - __. 

Stoltc, Clara Jane — 

Styles, Ellen Isabclle 

Trcmaine, Joan 

Voigt, Joan 

Wain, Daisy — 

Wilhclms, Delores Jean_ 
WycofF, Robah Joanne.- 

_„ Chicago, Illinois 

JMount Carroll, Illinois 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

Park Ridge, Illinois 

• - — Chicago, Illinois 

Lansing, Michigan 

- ^ Detroit, Michigan 

Flint, Michigan 

„Rocky River, Ohto 

Moulmein, Burma 

— >. Shannon, Illinois 

Laura. Illinois 

Lower Division 

Allen, Rolainc Kay 

Birkner^ Barbara Joan 

Boddy, Majian ,... 

Boswellj Jane Miller. , ., , 

Brisiie.sJoan. Prosser .__.. 

Burt, Shirley Annci „ ,,, „ 

Cannon, Carol .» _ - ^__«____ 

Caparros, Dee Lorcnc _. 

Carlson, Raymond _„_ „ 

Chabut, Jeanne Yvonne. _ ~ „ 

Chabut, Joanne RutK 

Chamberlain, Claire Jean _ _. 


Davis, LeClairc 

Doppelt, Claire Rcnec,,.... 

Drostc, Barbara Lee 

Dworkus, Audrey Joyce- 

Eikel, Betty, ™ 

Elder, Sally 

Evans, Betty Rutlx 

PoK, Rosanna Matheson 

Fox, Ruth Eloise 

Franklin, Nancy Lee 

Galley, Joyce Susaa _ 

Goldberg, Audrey Joy 

Goss, Dorcen Lucille 

Grcier, Dorothy Jean -. 

Grundfest, Barbara Ann 

Gunncrud, Margaret Marie. 

Handel, Sara Jean 
Hansen, Jacqueline Carol 

Harkins, Nancy Pauline^, 

Harper, Harriet Joaq 

Hine. Kathryn Ruth-. 

Howell, Sall^ '„ 

Hoyt, Mary Elizabeth _.. 

Jansey, Berthan Rose 

Chicago, Illinois 

. Chicago, Illinois 

— Maywood, Illinois 

...- Kirkwood, Missouri 

Chicago, Illinois 
_ Urbana, Illinois 

__-.. Oak Park, Illinois 

-East Chicago, Indiana 
. Mount Carroll, Illinois 

Jackson, Michigan 

Jackson, Michigan 
Chicago, Illinois 

Plainficld, Illinois 

Chicago, Illinois 
Chicago, Illinois 

.Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

Sherman, Texas 

., Bryan, Ohio 

_Greencastlc, Indiana 

-Indianapolis, Indiana 

. Kcwanee, Illinois 

Dclmar. Iowa 

.Cincinnati, Ohio 
Chicago, Illinois 
Chicago, Illinois 
Elisabeth, Illinois 
..Little Rock, Arkansas 

Rugby, North Dakota 

Chicago, Illinois 

._ Omaha, Nebraska 

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 

-North Branch, Michigan 

Detroit, Michigan 

,., . Evanston, Illinois 

„ _ Elburn, Illinois 

Riverside, Illinois 



Kastcn, Dorothy Lcc 

KenyOB, Barbara Jean 

Kinnier, Althca Jean 

Klingbid, Donna 'Rae . 

Lahs, Patricia Mary — 

Laird, Donna M.-.x,. 

lane, Mary Dane. 

LaPointe, Margie Corihoe- 

Lew, Patsy- 

Lipton, Suzanne 

McClaughry, Nancy Catherine- 
McMillan, Jean Shirley. 

Mapes. Joy Ob'vet 

Marshall, Vera Joan 

Martwick, Joan Estdle 

Massee, Gerald WT. 

Milles, Jean Ann 

Morss, Prisdlla Brayton. 
Nchls, Margaret G. 

Pearsall, Virginia Louise 

Quecney, Dare Lyford'_ 

Raber, June Leigh. 

Rechtcr, Betty Jo . 

Rchmann, Frances Eleanor Keith- 

Rendall, Mary Welles. „ 

Ricgcl, Joan Adele 

Rolfing,- Joanne 

Russell, Dorothy Joan 

Sturtcvant, Jonc 

Schuster,* June Judith... 

Sensiba, Virginia Sue_ 

Shaddle, Alice Gay.* 

Slocum, Elizabeth Aatt_ 
Smith, Donna Jean 

Soboda, Nancy Elizabeth- - 
Spiering, Carol Cummings. 
Steinberg, Sylvia Dcbra 
Swanson, Shirley May 

Thompson, Arlcta Ruth 

Tugaw, Jeanne 

Wake. Margaret 

Walther. Barbara Jeaa_ 
Wenninger, Nancy Rac- 
Winct, Olive 

Wolff, June AU<»-- 
Ycllin, Marcella 

Zurndorfer, Dorothy Piula- 

..Saugatuck. MicKigtR 

Palatine. Illinois 

Albion, Nebraska 

-East MoUne, Illinoii 

—..-Mexico, Missouri 
Chicago, Ulinoij 

Poultncy. Vermont 

-Northficid, Minnesota 

Shanghai. China 

Chicago. Illinois 

Whiting, Indiana 

Chicago, lUinoi* 

— Munstcr, Indiana 
._St. Charles. Illinois 

— Riverside, Illinois 

— Dixon. Illinois 

Chicago, Illinois 

— Elgin. Illinois 

- Chicago, Illinois 

__ Des Moines, lowi 

Hinsdale, lUicois 

Chicago, Illiooii 

Herrin, Illinois 

Des Moines, Iowa 

Morrison, Illinois 

^Oshkosh, Wisconsin 
Wilmettc, Illinois 

.Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanii 

Evanston, Illinois 

__MiIwaukce, Wisconsin 

Kenilworth, Illinois 

Piano, Illinois 

J^waukec. Wisconsin 

-Indiana Harbor, Indiana 
___Cedar Rapids, Iowa 

Chicago, Illinois 

Chicago, Illinou 
__ Rockford, Illinois 

Ashtabula, Ohio 

Wilmettc, Illinois 

.Bloomington, Illinois ^ 
Wilmctte, Illinois 

.Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 

Chicago. Illinois 

Toledo, Ohio 

Chicago, niiooti 

Chicago, niinoii 




Senior Class 

Anderson, Meryl 

Barnhart, George 

Bcndt, Elizabeth _ 

Boughton. Patricia— 
Brakkc, Kathryn — 
Brauneis, Jcanettc __ 

Breck. Eleanor 

Brudi, Marilyn 

Christcnscn, Shirley- 
Clarke, Harry 

Colburn, Alice. 

Collins, Robert 

Coon, Joan 

—lake Bluff, Illinois 

Dixon. Illinois' 
— Clear Lake, Iowa 
— Eagle Grove, Iowa 

Cylinder, Iowa 

Jaribault, Minnesota 
Chitago, Illinois 

Mount Carroll, Illinois 

Mt. Pulaski, Illinois 

Savanna, Illinois" 

Glcnvjcw, Illinois 

Jvforrison, lUinoia ' 

Darrigrand, Nannette 

Dixon, Lois 

Dragcr, Bessie 

Englcr, Wanda 

Finchcr, Barbara 

Franklin, Nancy 

Gilpin, Patricia 

Goctz, Marguerite 

Gold, Barbara 

' Grady, Betty 

Hacger, Phyllis . 
Hay, Virginia , , 

Hilts, Dorothy ... 

-Winthrop Harbor, Illinois 

Albert Lea, Minnesota 

Mount Carroll, Illinois 

Kirkland, Illinois 

Belleville, Illinois 

.Grand Rapids, Michigan 
Delmar, Iowa 

Carmi, Illisois 

Eleroy, Illinois 

^Minneapolis, Xlinnesota 
Elkhart, Indiana 

LaGrange, Illinois 
Des Moines, Iowa 

Horton, Kathryn 

Huisol, Rhoda . 

Kent, Marie 

Kipnis, Robert 

Krause, Anne ^^ 

Knise, Joan 

LaSota, Gloria 

Mott, Aneta 

Ncilson, Dolores 

Newcomer, Mona 

Osterbusch, Charlotte 

Roberts, Mary . . 

Sampson, Doris 

Savre, Margaret 

Schwcger, Shirley 

Scnneff, Patricia 
Sorby, Ariene __ . 
Spcngler, Margaret 

Star, Shirley 

Stewart, Marilyn 

Stratton, Marilyn 

Oregon, Illinois 

_H_- Des Moines, Iowa 
Charles City, Iowa 

. Park Ridge, Illinois 

—ivlount Carroll, Illinois 

Hinsdale, Illinois 

Blue Island, Illinois 

Downers Grove, Illinois 

Hampfnn, Iowa 

___.. Chicago, Illinois, 
Lanark, Illinois 

Wheaton, Illinois 

Fort Dodge, Iowa 

Sioux Falls, South DakoU 

Waban, Massachusetts 

.Ashland City. Tennessee 

. Britt, Iowa 

. Rockford, Illinois 

Clc^•cland Heights. Ohio 
_„__Battle Creek, Michigan 

Rockford, Illinois 

Augusta, Michigan 




Truesdel!, Carolyn. 
Voreck, Carolyn — 
White, Patricia. — -. 

Wilson, Pearl ..„ 
Wimmcr, GretcheiL. 
Wintcrs, Barbara — 

Zicbell, Donna — „„ 
Zier, Joyce .. 

Aivazsadch, Daisy 

Anderson, Jean . 

Armour, Ann..._ 

Armour, Jean 

Bailey, Jane 

Baum, Nancie 

Becker, Kenneth 

Bccler, Cecelia 
Berry, Ardia 
Bctterly, Jean 

Bctterly, Joan , — 

Brisiif, Joan _ 

Bull. Beverly 
Burlcart, Elizabeth 
Burkhoh, Joyce 
Butler, Patricia 
Byrne, Barbara 

Carpenter, Mary 
Coriett, Marilyn B. 

Council, Mary Lou 

Crete, Ray 

Cullin, Jean ■,..-. 

Cummtngs, Diane — 

Dcischer, Barbara 
Diamond, Loel 
Dickey, Frances 

Plint. Michigaa 

Charlea Gty, lowi 

Blue Uland. Itliaoi, 

Casselton, North Dakou 

Cuba City, Wijcoruin 

Oak Park. Iljinoi. 

Chicago, niinoii 

Shannon, Illinou 

Elder. Sally 

Felt, Mary 
Pox, Rosanna 
Fox, Ruth 
Frederick, Marilyn 
Freed, Marian 

Gaar, Merle 
Garber, Charlotte 
Genaheiroer, Jeanne 
Gilmour, Lorraine 
Gilpin, Frances 
Granfjer, Marilyn 
Grant, Eleanor 
Gucntncr, Jeanntne 
Gucniler, Nola 

Junior Chss 

Lincolnwood. Hhnoii 
Princeton, II!iro» 
_GroMe Point. Michiifin 
Gro«5e Point. Michigin 

Omaha. ' , 
-Oconomowoc, V.. ,,n 
Morrison. Illinow 

— a -njoott 

La i Io*T 

I>ftroit, Ml 
I><-tr(iit, Ml 
( '.hn A/rt^ I 
litwaukcr, " 
Elkhorn. Wucoofio 
Downers Cruve, Illtnois 

Des Moinca, Iowa 

Battle Creek. MichifUi 

- ._.. Aurora. lUifJoi* 

__«_ Morrison, lllinc 

Winr ■ riindi 

i Iowa 


Hot Springs. SfMith Dak 

Kinkakee. lllinOH 
Detroit, Mjchifan 

Bryan. Ohio 

Indianapohs, Indiana 

Indianapoln. \r '.ur-.t 

Kewancc, 11';: «» 

Webster Grrjves. Mi"' "ri 

Decatur, lilinoM 

Thomson. Illinmt 
ChicafT". nimms 

Bcloit. '." • 

Carmi. l\'j''- ' ' 

Ludington, ^ ' 

Madivtn. "" 
Lanark. I 
Lanark. I 



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Haas, Janet 
Hade, Maxjone 
Handd, Gloria 
Hansen. Jacqueline 
Hation, Janet - 

Harkins. Nancy 

Harper, Harriet 

Hillman. Margo 

Hinebaugh, Ramoiui „ 
Horacek, AmaJi* 

H<yf, Bernard 

Hunter. Margaret 

Irwin. Marilyn 


ttim. Richard 

•' •, M*ry 


LaRojr. jaquelm 
Lartoa. Jeannine 
Laven, Janet 
Lew, Pauy 
bri>au, Aykcn 
Lindaay. jfuM* 
Lowder. Mary Ann 

ghry. Nancy 
-.ken, Shiricy 
MacAnhur, Ann 
"i Arthur. Elaine 
' -V*. Sandra 

' >oiothy 


ody, Joan 

cr», Marjonc 




— Bridgeport, Connecticut 

Princeton, lUinois 

Mount Carroll. Illinois 

— Omaha, Nebraska 

Buenos Aires, ArRcntina 

— Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 
-North Branch, Michigan 

— Rockford, Illinois 
_ Mount Carroll. Illinois 

Bl<KtminRtnn, Illinois 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 

— Earlham, Iowa 

Rochester. Illinois 

St. Paul, Minnesota 
Willmar. Msnneaota 

— Wheaton, Illinoii 

Mt Carroll. Illinois • 
West Bend, Wisconsin 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

Wilmette, Illinois 
. Sterling, Itlmuis 

South Bend, Indiana 

Shanghai. China 

Grafton, Witcontin 

„ I^nark. Illinou 

Humboldt, Iowa 

- W' 

Pleasant F' 





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New York f 

C!ii' mi 
Fictptnt, i ij:'j;; 

, -I .. Kansas Qty, Kanaai 

US." •" '-A» 

Wauuu, 'in 

Elmhurif, Iliinoia 

I W| 

*.Uuii','<'. i:iiuoM 
R.' • ' lllmoM 

I . Iowa 

Ntthvii.c. TcnneMcc 

IV. M -- • u-a 

Mjlvtaijkfr in 

Mt ;• 

fVili' va 

ii^ri.':. Iowa 

,^^. Blanche 

lUndolph, Rose 
R««v«a, Chandler 

H,,..' k. I -A^i 
Mt, Uirroil, lii' ;i 



Reiss, Lois . 

Ross, Charlecn 

Sack, John 

Salberg, Jo Anne 

Sawyer, Martha 

Schaut, Margaret 

Schocning, Jo Anne.. 

Sie, Flora 

Slocum, Betty 

Smith, Patricia 

Sncll, Audrey. 

Snell, Patricia. — 

Stockton, Betty _, 

Sutherland, Justyn , 
Swanson, Shirley... 

Trolinger, Irmaleen.. 

Von Spach, Mary 

Wake, Margaret 

Walters, Susan „.„ 

Welch, Elcanora 

Wendt, Ellea 

Zimmerman, Margaret-. 

„ J^t. Carroll, IHinojj 

Mt Carroll. Illinois- 

,. W.lmette, Illinois 

Milwaukee. Wisconsin 

— ^/- f^arroll, Illinojj 

..Mt. Carroll. Illinois 

Lrreat Neck, Long Island, New York 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

.^..^. Chicago, Illinois 

Oshkosh, Wisconsin 

. . Detroit. Michigan 

Ft. Collins, Colorado 

Manning, Iowa 

Rockford. Illinois 

Detroit, Michigan 

Wau watosa, Wisconsin 

Evanston, Illinois 

Waterloo, Iowa 

DecrGcld, Illinois 

Madison. Wisconsin 

Monticcllo, Iowa 



Sophomore Class 

Aivazzadch, Daisy 
Amsdcn, Sally . 
Axelrod, Mona 

Baker, Virginia 

Betinis, Helen 

Bro, Andrew 

Bruning, Patricia 

Cardwell, Joan. 

Crane, Barbara 

Cummings, Paula 

Dacey, Betty 
Diamond, Rachelle.^ 
Dvorak, Leah 

Epstein, Janet 

Felter, Margaret.- 
Frans, Jf>!|n , ■„ , „ ,, 
Frasier, Jeanne 

Gilbert, Jean 

Grauer, Polly 

Greenlees, Janet 

Hand, Caroline 

Hostcrraan, Carla..- 

Jacks, Gloria 

Jones, Carolyn 


Xincolnwood, Illinois 1 

Webster City, Iowa 

Detroit, Michigan 

— Oak Park, Illinois 

Riverside, Illinois 

„...JMt. Carroll, Illinois 
Chicago, Illinoi! 

Chicago, Illinois 

Hinsdale, Illinois 

Austin, Minnesota 

Chicago, Illinois 

..„Hammond, Indiana 
. Wausau, Wisconsin 

..-Kenosha, Wisconsin 

Van Meter, Iowa 

Ferguson, Missouri 

Detroit, Michigan 

Evanston, Jllinois 

Chicago, Illinoi* 

Chicago, Illinois 

Chicago, Illinois 

.-Oshkosh, Wisconsin 

Chicago, Illinois 

.„ Oshkosh, Wisconsin 



Ranter, Bctte „^ 

Kates, Josephine — 

Koss, Annette - 

Lamias, Vivian 

Lerdrup, Delorea — 

Mabic, Jeanne 

Malcolm, Mary. 

Header, Betty ~ 

Miller, Lois 

KOtchcll, Florence — 

"NcUon, Alice — 

Pruskauer, Myrna _ 

Pruskauer. Riki 

Rea, Gcorganne 

Rehm, Jane ~ 

Richardson, Alice 

Richie, Delores 

Rosenberg, Joaa 

Rothrock, Jean. 

Soukop, Helen ... 
Steers, Georgia- 
Stern, Joan _ 

Tolman, Alida.— 
Troup, Carolyn.. 
Tugaw, Jeanne... 
Twohig, Joellen . 

Underwood, Barbara... 
Wales, Diane , 

Wcntach, Rhoda... 
Werner. Barbara.. 
Wexelman, Hope. 
Wright, Margaret Jane. 

— . — __Chicago, Illinois 
.Birmingham, Michigan 
Madison, Wisconsin 

Rocfcford, Illinois 

Lincoln, Nebraska 

Evanston, Illionis 

...•. Galesburg, Illinois 

..Manchester, Iowa 

Sioux City, Iowa 

Chicago, Illinois 

Bcrwyn, Illinois 

Chicago, Illinois 

Chicago, Illinois 

Centralta, Illinois 

Sturgis, Michigan 

.Pleasant Valley, Iowa 

Palmyra, Illinois 

_ Lake Mills, Iowa 

.-Colombia, South America 

Davenport, Iowa 

„Rce Heights, South Dakota 
, Huskegon, Michigan 

. Chicago, Illinois 

Green Bay, Wisconsin 

Wilmette, Illinois 

Sioux City, Iowa 

East St. Louis, Illinois 

St, Charles, Illinois 

Kendallville, Indiana 

Chicago, Illinois 

Chicago, Illinois 

Greenville, Ohio 

Freshman Class 

Argent, Lucretia. 
Auerbach, Carol. 

Baess, Donna 

Beach, Bcttc.. 

Burkard, Sonja . 

Dobson, Carolyn 

Goldfine, Barbara 

Green, Marianne 

Gustafson, Janice 

Hoffman, Barbara 

Jensen, Nancy 

Joldcre, Dwaync 

Jones, Judith 

_Youngstown, Ohio 
Chicago, Illinois 

Gary, Indiana 

Chicago, Illinois 

Decatur, Illinois 

Evanston, Illinois 

-Chicago, Illinois 

Chicago, Illinois 

_Ma»on City, Iowa 

Chicago, Illinois 

„Cedar Rapids, Iowa 

Chicago, Illinois 

Dcs Moines, Iowa 



Kccch, Virginia — 

Kicck, Marilyn 

Lauth, Patricia 

Lee, May 

Lerch, Betty. 

McMuUen, Nancy — 
Markcls, Miriam ...^ — 
Martindale, Susannc. 

Mickclson, Jill _ — 

Molan, Margaret 

Pettijohn, Norma. 

Roth, Barbara 

Sampson, Barbara 

Shaw, Frandnc 

Swardstad, Dolores 

Watson, Mary. 

Weinstcin, Roscdaire.. 

Winslow, Frances. 

Wright, Barbara 

Wurm, Nancy 

York, Louise — 

Yorkc, Beth 

Springfield, Illin„„ 
-Lincoln, Nebragkaj 

JPort Huron. Michigan 
ChicaRo, llSinois 

Delaficld, Wisconsin 

Chicago, lllinoi, 

Chicago, niinoij 

„.„ ^...Clinton, lowi 

Elmhurst, Illinoij 
- Sheboygan, Wisconsin 

- Chicago, Illinois 

— 3(lilwaukec, Wisconsin 

Des Moines, lowi 

Chicago, Illinois 

Chicago. Illinois 

____. Madison, Wisconsin 

South Milwaukee. Wisconsin 

Springfield, lUiroii 

Glen Ellyn, Illinois 

Ft. Wayne, Indiana 

Chicago, Illinois 

Norway, Michigan 


Frances Shimer College is now undertaking a Development Program 
to enlarge its educational scope and resources. It appeals to friends to be 
mindful of the varied services which the college has rendered to the 
cause of the education of young women for a period now approaching 
a century. 

Gifts and bequests for scholarships will aid worthy young women 
who are not wholly able financially to secure an education. A relatively 
small amount of money invested for such purposes makes returns far in 
excess of its market measure or value. The college welcomes the oppor- 
tunity to become stewards of such funds, and to aid private individuals 
and friends to realize, in human satisfaction, the greatest rewards from 
their gifts. 


I give and bequeath to the Trustees of The Frances Shimer Academy 
of the University of Chicago, located at Mount Carroll, Carroll County, 

Illinois, the sum of $ _ to be invested 

for the permanent endowment of the Academy. 


I give and bequeath to the Trustees of The Frances Shimer Academy 
of the University of Chicago, located at Mount Carroll, Carroll County, 

Illinois, the sum of $ — — to be invested 

and called the Scholarship, 


I bequeath to my executors the sum of.-...- ~ ■- — 

dollars, in trust, to pay over the same - days 

after my decease, to the person who, when the sum is payable, shall act 
as Treasurer of Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago, 
located in Mount Carroll, Illinois, to be applied to the uses and purposes 
of said Institution as directed by its Trustees. 

(This form may be used for bequests for endowment and scholarship purposes 





Absences 45 

Accrediting 3 

Admission 18 

Administration 12 

Aims, Organization and — 15 

Alumnae Association 60 

Art Commission, Dickerson 1 3 

Arts, Graphic and Plastic 30 

Awards „ 54 


Bennett Hall __.. 

Board of Trustees.- 


Calendar of Academic Year 7 

Calendar of Major EventSL 58 

Campbell Library 49 

Carnegie Art Set 49 

Carnegie Music Set „_ 49 

Chemistry 22 

Commemoratives 26 

College Representatives 13 

Colver Lectureship Fund 1 3 

Committees of the Faculty 12 

Courses of Instruction 21 '3 7 

Cultural Life . 39 



Equipment, Location and. 47 

Expenses _.... 51 

Express and Telegrama 46 


Faculty _.. 9 

Faculty Committees 12 

Fees 51 

Fine Arts 30 

Foreign Languages 26 


Glengarry Farm Stables 29 

Governing Bodies, Student 41 

Grading System 20 

Graduation, Requirement for 18 

Graphic and Plastic Arts „ 30 

Gymnasium and Swimming 
Pool - - 50 


Hathaway Hall 

History of the College 

Hoffman House — 

Home Economics 
Honorary Organization 
Humanities „ 

.„ 47 



.„„ 36 
...... 41 



Dearborn Hall 47 

Demmon Hall 50 

Dickerson Art Commissioa 13 

Drama 34 

Dropping Courses, 

Changing and 20 


Languages, Foreign 


Location and Equipment. 










Mathematics 21 

Mathematics, Natural Science 

and — 21 

McKce Hall 49 

Metcalf Hall — 48 

Music 31 


Natural Science and 
Mathematics — 


Organizations, Student 




Science Hall 4g 

Sciences „ _ 22 

Shimer Plan, The. h 

Social Life jg 

Social Science 23 

Speech and Drama „ 34 

Stables, Glengarry Farm 29 

Student Life „ 33 

Student Organizations 41 

Student Regulations 45 

Student Service 53 

Students, Register of. 62 

Swimming Pool, Gymnasium 
and „ 50 


Permissions, Special _., 46 

Physical Education 28 

Physics .._.. 22 

Piano - 31 

Plastic Arts, Graphic and 30 

Power Plant and Laundry 48 

Program Changes ... 20 


Refunds for Withdrawal 53 

Register of Students __... „.. 62 

Religious Life _ 38 

Remissions of Fees 53 

Representatives, College 13 

Requirements for Graduation 18 

Rinewalt House „. 50 

Telegrams, Express and 


Terms of Payment 

Trustees, Board of. 

Tuition „ 





West Hall 

Withdrawal, Refunds for. 

Young Women's Christian 





Sawyer House 50 

Scholarships and Awards 54 Zoology